Thousands in eastern N.C. take advantage of early voting

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Monday marked the start of the first full week of early voting for the 2016 presidential and state elections.

In Pitt County, more than 11,000 people have already voted, about 3,000  more than at the same point in 2012.

In Lenoir County, nearly 4,000 people have participated in early voting.

In Beaufort County, 3,000 people have voted, same with Onslow County.

Early voter Tom Webb said it’s important to vote on local issues as well as national.

“The local issues are the things that actually impact us the most,” Webb said. “Unfortunately, in past elections, folks didn’t seem to be that interested in local things, just the big issues.”

Early voting continues until November 5, and election day is November 8.


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