VIDEO: Laura Palka Reports On Issues At Local Polling Centers
Long lines of voters greeted election workers Tuesday at some polling places in Charlotte and across North Carolina as citizens got out early to cast ballots in national, state and local elections.
The waiting time to vote averaged a less than two hours, but most voters didn't appear to be annoyed by the wait. One voter implied that she would stand in line for six hours if necessary because she felt that voting was that important.
More than one million people voted early this year in North Carolina, either in person or through mail-in absentee ballots.
Overseas military ballots have to be at county election offices by the time polls close tonight.
In North Carolina polls open from 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m.
In South Carolina polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Voters who are in line when the polls close will get to vote, and can not be turned away.