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One-Stop voting underway

Voters in the Roanoke-Chowan region have the opportunity to head to the polls right now.

One-stop voting for the November 7 general election has begun in Bertie, Hertford, Northampton and Gates counties and throughout the state of North Carolina.

Northampton County Elections Director Tonya B. Pitts said the one-stop voting, which began Wednesday at 8:30 a.m., had been going well.

“There has been a steady flow of people,” Pitts said. “I’m very pleased with the turnout thus far.”

Voters in Northampton County can cast one-stop ballots from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. and from 1:30 to 5 p.m. each Monday through Friday from now until November 3.

The only Saturday voting in the county will be November 4 when those wishing to cast ballots may do so between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

One-stop voting in Northampton County is being held at the Northampton County Board of Elections Office at the J.W. Faison Administration Building.

In Hertford County, Elections Director Sheila Privott is also pleased with the early turnout.

“I encourage voters to come out and vote early,” Privott said.

Hertford County citizens may vote daily from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. and from 1:30 to 5 p.m. on Monday through Friday.

There will be two Saturdays on which voters may cast ballots.

On Saturday, October 28 and Saturday, November 4, voters in the county can avail themselves of the one-stop process from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Early voting is available at the Hertford County Board of Elections Office in Winton.

In Bertie County, the hours are similar for those wishing to vote.

One-stop voting is available from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 to 5 p.m. each Monday through Friday from now until November 3.

Bertie voters may also vote on Saturday, November 4 when the elections office will be open from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Voting is being held at the Old County Office Building, Room 5, at 204 South Queen Street.

Another way of voting for those who will not be available on Election Day is by absentee.

Pitts said she has mailed out 70 ballots to civilians and an additional 14 to military personnel.

“Voting by mail seems to be popular in this election,” she said.

The last day to request a ballot by mail is October 31.