Statewide election results from early voting and mail-in voting will be delayed tonight by at least 45 minutes, until 8:15 p.m., because of problems at one precinct, according to an afternoon update by The Raleigh News & Observer.

The N.C. State Board of Elections voted, 3-2, to extend the voting deadline today from 7:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. at one precinct in Sampson County, which is near Fayetteville, because of “technical glitches” experienced there this morning, Will Doran of The N&O reported.

The board’s vote was reportedly along political party lines, with its three Democratic members favoring the extension and its two Republican members opposing it.

There are more than 2,600 polling places statewide.

“Historically,” Mr. Doran explained, “once polls close on election night, state officials immediately release the results of early voting and mail-in voting [which have been previously tallied]. Then over the following few hours, the full Election Day results are reported as they become known.”

You may check election results on the state BOE’s dashboard at https://www.ncsbe.gov/results-data/election-results.

North Carolina will be among the earliest states to report results—just 45 minutes later than usual.

THE BEACON, 11/3/20

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