Nearly half of North Carolina voters have already cast a ballot

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – North Carolina’s elections board says more than 45 percent of the state’s nearly 7 million registered voters

have already cast their ballots ahead of election day, with Democrats and Republican turning out in roughly equal proportions. The

State Board of Elections said Sunday that almost 3.1 million of North Carolina’s nearly 6.9 million registered voters have made their

choices at early-voting location or by mail-in absentee ballots.