N.C. extends voter registration deadline


KINSTON, N.C. (WNCT) – Voter registration has been extended in North Carolina after Hurricane Matthew caused major problems for many trying to meet Friday’s deadline.

In Lenoir County, elections board director Dana King said the state has asked them to go to the two shelters in the area to register those who were unable to do so themselves.

However, with only emergency vehicles able to reach the Lenoir Community College shelter, that task is easier said than done.

“Some of my places I could get to before I can’t this time,” said King. “We have six one-stop sites supposed to open next Thursday and right now I can’t get to three of them.”

If Matthew does keep you from voting, a judge has sent orders to extend the voter registration deadline in 36 counties in wake of the storm.

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