Pitt Co. prepares for Election Day

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – 9 On Your Side is on Election Watch, tracking your vote and your voice.

While early voting wrapped up this weekend, you still have the chance to let your voice be heard.

It’s a busy day Monday for election workers, doing last minute preps to make sure Tuesday goes off without a hitch.

Monday, crews are delivering equipment to 38 polling sites, processing absentee ballots, setting up, and pulling together the final pieces for Tuesday. They’ve tested all machines and trained hundreds of volunteers on their Election Day duties.

Pitt County Board of Elections Director Dave Davis says everything behind the scenes will be ready to go, and he hopes voters are too.

“Something to remember is it’s your local contest. These are your neighbors you’re voting for and they affect your neighborhood, if you live in a municipality. It’s the closest government you can get, is you know your city and town,” Davis said.

This is the last election where you don’t need to show ID, but workers in Pitt County are already starting the dialogue to help prepare voters for next year.

In Pitt County, thousands already voted early in one stop voting. Just over 4,000 people voted early, which is about 5% of all voters. Early voting started October 22 and wrapped up on Saturday afternoon.

We often see low turn-out on years without a presidential election or items like a county-wide bond referendum.

Tuesday morning, polling sites open at 6:30 and run until 7:30 at night. In Pitt County, they’re hoping to have final results by 9 Tuesday night. You must go to your assigned polling location. To find that, call the Pitt County Board of Elections or head to the State Board of Elections website.

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