Midterm elections bring out record voters in North Carolina

RALEIGH (WTVD) -- Polls open at 6:30 a.m. but midterm elections are already shaping up to be historic.

As of 3:30 Saturday afternoon, more than 2 million people in North Carolina already voted ahead of Nov. 6, the State Board of Elections & Ethics Enforcement reported.

That's more than a quarter of the state's 7 million registered voters -- a 73 percent increase in early voting compared to midterm elections in 2014.

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Buses in Raleigh will be free Tuesday after city council approved a free day of rides on the GoRaleigh buses for Election Day.

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Durham residents will also have the option to ride GoDurham for free.

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The polls will be open until 7:30 p.m.

Remember, as long as you're in line by that time, you will be able to vote.
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