North Carolina’s election results will be delayed by about an hour, The Hill reports.
There will be a delay because the North Carolina State Board of Elections voted Tuesday to extend hours at four polling locations due to early delays from technical issues.
The four locations are located in three counties. Their extensions vary in time. All polls were scheduled to close at 7:30 p.m. EST, but with the extension, the earliest any election results could be released is 8:15 p.m. EST.
The longest extension was awarded to the Plainview Fire Station polling site in Sampson County, which received an extra 45 minutes. Other extensions were 34 minutes, 24 minutes, and 17 minutes.
The Cabarrus County government tweeted Tuesday that the delay at First Missionary Baptist Church in Concord in Cabarrus County was ''due to an issue with the onsite printer.''
NBC News reported the fire station polling site also had printer issues that delayed the state of in-person voting.
According to the the state Board of Elections, all votes cast during the extensions will be counted as provisional ballots. The board was able to extend voting times at locations where voting was disrupted for more than 15 minutes under state law.
''With 2,660 polling sites, it’s not unusual for minor issues to occur at polling sites that result in a brief disruption of voting,'' the elections board said in a statement. ''The State Board routinely meets to discuss the extension of hours when the need arises.''
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