Officials: Avoid confusion by verifying locations of early voting sites

Officials urge voters to verify locations of voting sites

CONCORD, N.C. — Early voting starts Thursday in North Carolina and there are several new early-voting sites this year in each county.

In early September, the Cabarrus County Board of Elections approved The Charlotte Motor Speedway as an early voting location, but there was a conflict with schedules.

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“I thought if we didn’t know, how many other people would show up and not realize that early voting is no longer going to be at the Charlotte Motor Speedway?” voter Cynthia Griffin said.

Now the Embassy Suites in Concord is an early-voting site instead. Third-party groups already sent out mailers with the outdated locations, which prompted confusion.

Officials encourage voters to verify a site before casting their ballots.