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NASHVILLE — With only a few more days of early voting left, the Nash County Board of Elections is rocking.

“We’re busy,” said Nash County Elections Director John Kearney.

As of Friday, 23,200 residents had cast a ballot, Kearney said.

“I don’t know if there are any records broken or not, but the first couple days were probably the busiest first two days that I have seen,” Kearney said. “I am hoping for about 35,000 voters, so we are on track.”

The deadline to register to vote on Election Day, Nov. 3 this year, has passed. Residents can register and vote at the same time during one-stop early voting, which runs through Saturday.

Early voting sites will be open Wednesday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. The last chance to vote early comes on Halloween when sites will be open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

The for locations for early voting are the Nash County Agriculture Center, 1006 Eastern Ave. in Nashville; the Mount Pleasant Community Building, 7637 Harris Road near Bailey; the old Gateway Partnership building across from Braswell Memorial Library at 427 Falls Road in Rocky Mount and the old Trade-It building next to Olive Garden at 1150 N. Wesleyan Blvd. in Rocky Mount.

To help voters, election officials recently launched a new website providing a single, easy-to-remember location to find voting options for the upcoming presidential election.

“The website was designed to be a one-stop shop for voters seeking information about the upcoming election,” Kearney said. “The site has easy-to-navigate buttons and minimal text.”

The new website can be found at www.NashVotes2020.com and includes information on mail-in voting, early voting and Election Day voting. 

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