8 NC precincts given extra time for voters, state officials decide

(AP photo)
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7:15 p.m.

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — A judge has decided not to grant Democracy North Carolina’s request that all Durham County voting precincts remain open until 9 p.m.

The advocacy group filed a complaint late Tuesday afternoon asking a judge in Wake County to extend the Durham County voting times by 90 minutes throughout the county — not just polling places where Durham County had specifically identified problems.


6:59 p.m.

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) — The North Carolina Board of Elections has decided that two Durham County precincts will stay open an extra hour and that other precincts will stay open as needed based on the actual time that was interrupted earlier on Election Day.

Durham County Board of Elections officials had asked for an extra 90 minutes at eight specific polling places that experienced problems earlier in the day on Election Day.

Bethesda Ruritan Club and Cole Mill Road Church of Christ voting sites will remain open until 8:30 because they experienced the most delays, officials said.

Glenn Elementary School and Creekside Elementary are extended for 45 minutes, while Forest Hills Club House and Greater Emmanuel Temple of Grace will stay open an extra 30 minutes.

McMannen United Methodist Church will remain open an extra 25 minutes and Neal Middle School will stay open 20 minutes past the normal closing time of 7:30 p.m.

Meanwhile, a hearing in Raleigh is still underway involving Democracy North Carolina, which is seeking a court order to keep all Durham County polling sites open until 9 p.m.


6:37 p.m.

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — Durham County Board of Elections officials are officially asking for an extra 90 minutes at eight specific polling places that experienced problems earlier on Election Day.

The North Carolina Board of Elections is holding a conference call to discuss the request.

The eight polling places include: Greater Emmanuel Temple of Grace, Forest Hills Club House, Bethesda Ruritan Club, Creekside Elementary School, Neal Middle School, McMannen United Methodist Church, Cole Mill Road Church of Christ and Glenn Elementary School.

Meanwhile, a hearing in Raleigh is underway involving Democracy North Carolina, who is seeking a court order to keep all Durham County polling sites open until 9 p.m.


5:30 p.m.

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) — Democracy North Carolina is seeking a court order to keep all Durham County polling sites open until 9 p.m., the group’s executive director, Bob Hall, confirmed.

CLICK HERE to read the complaint filed by Democracy North Carolina. (PDF document)

Meanwhile, around 6 p.m. the Hillary Clinton campaign issued a statement supporting the extension of voting hours in Durham County.

“The Durham County Board of Elections — made up of two Republicans and one Democrat — has agreed that voting hours must be extended due to technical problems that occurred earlier today. We are urging the North Carolina Board of Elections to heed this bipartisan call and approve this urgent measure so that every voter can have their voice heard. Especially in light of the fact that Durham County had limited early voting sites, we have to ensure that voters have equal access to the ballot box,” said Clinton Campaign Manager Robby Mook in an email.