If you're the kind of person who turns in assignments before deadline or shows up to class 15 minutes early, North Carolina has good news for you — you can now vote in the North Carolina primary 12 days before it's scheduled to happen.
Early voting in North Carolina started Thursday and will last until March 12. During the 10-day-long early voting period, the state is projected to host 25,300 hours of voting at more than 360 voting sites, according to a press release from the state.
“Counties have worked hard to expand voting opportunities across our state,” Kim Westbrook Strach, executive director of the N.C. State Board of Elections, said in the press release.
There are six early voting sites in Orange County, three of which are in Chapel Hill — Chapel of the Cross, New Hope Community Center and Seymour Center.
“We pretty much set up Chapel of the Cross, which is right there on Franklin Street, and we established that site to accommodate UNC students, so we’re hoping that our students utilize early voting sites,” said Tracy Reams, director of the Orange County Board of Elections.