Polls in Wilson, Robeson and Columbus counties to remain open an hour later due to delayed start

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State officials provide info and answer questions about Election Day in North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- The North Carolina State Board of Elections (NCSBOE) had an emergency meeting Tuesday and decided to allow precincts in several counties to remain open past 7:30 p.m. because of a delayed start.

Those precincts are in Columbus, Robeson and Wilson counties and will be open until 8:30 p.m. SBOE said it won't start counting votes in the affected precincts until after 8:30 p.m. tonight.

The extension applies to the following precincts:

  • Columbus County: Ransom Event Center, 2696 General Howe Highway, Riegelwood, NC
  • Robeson County: Gaddys Township Volunteer Fire Department, 1022 Gerald Road, Fairmont, NC
  • Wilson County: Sanoca Volunteer Fire Station, 6903 Church St., Saratoga, NC

The BOE later voted unanimously Tuesday to extend voting at a Craven County precinct by 25 minutes, to 7:55 p.m.

That precinct is at the River Bend Municipal Building, 51 Shoreline Drive, New Bern, NC.

Voting was disrupted there when election officials had to replenish their ballot supply.


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