The North Carolina State Board of Elections voted Tuesday to extend voting at one precinct after the polling site ran out of ballots for a certain ballot type.
In Robeson County, voting will be extended by 15 minutes to 7:45 p.m. at the Rowland Municipal Building located at 206 W. Main St., Rowland, N.C. 28383.
Robeson County results will not be posted on the State Board website until after all polls close. Other results from around the state will begin posting after 7:30 p.m.
With more than 1,000 polling sites, it is not unusual for minor issues to occur at polling sites that result in a brief disruption of voting. The State Board routinely meets to discuss the extension of hours when the need arises.
G.S. § 163-166.01 authorizes the State Board to extend voting hours at sites where voting is interrupted for at least 15 minutes, but the Board may extend voting only as long as the disruption and only for the affected sites. All votes cast after 7:30 p.m. will be provisional votes, per state law.