Early in-person voting for NC primary ends Saturday

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Saturday, March 12, 2016
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RALEIGH -- Early in-person voting is wrapping up for Tuesday's North Carolina primary, but efforts to get people out to the polls won't stop.

Early-voting sites in all 100 counties will close by 1 p.m. Saturday. They opened March 3, marking the first time most voters had to show photo identification before they could cast ballots.

Close to 490,000 had cast ballots as of Friday morning in person or through the mail. That represents 7.5 percent of the state's 6.5 million registered voters.

Campaigns are working the weekend urging people to vote. Hillary Clinton's North Carolina campaign is highlighting phone banks and neighborhood canvassing. Sen. Thom Tillis was expected Saturday at a pro-Marco Rubio phone bank in Mecklenburg County.

Mail-in ballots must be turned in or postmarked by Tuesday to count.

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