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A snooze-a-thon for poll workers: early voting in the Triangle pitiful

Posted by on Wed, Apr 30, 2014 at 3:21 PM

Early voting tally, Day 5

Republican lawmakers led the charge last session to reduce the time citizens can cast ballots at one-stop locations from 17 to 10 days. It’s difficult to determine how that decrease will affect turnout, because in 2012, there was not only a presidential primary but also the vote on Amendment One, the referendum on same-sex marriage. 2013 elections were for municipal contests, and generally not the best barometer to compare with legislative, federal and judicial elections.
That said, voter turnout is dreadful so far. Here are the stats, compiled from local and state boards of elections. Early voting runs through Saturday, May 3. Election Day is Tuesday, May 6.

Wake County
Voter turnout 3,419
Number of registered voters: 653,498
% turnout: ½ of 1%

Durham County
Voter turnout 3,013
Number of registered voters: 201,303
% turnout: 1.5%

Orange County
Voter turnout 2,341
Number of registered voters: 105,937
% turnout: 2%

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