N.C. election results could be delayed after Elections Board votes to extend voting time
UPDATED 1:50 PM PT – Tuesday, November 3, 2020
Election results in North Carolina are expected to be delayed after the State Board of Elections extended voting time at four polling sites.
The board moved to increase voting times at two sites in Sampson County, N.C. as well as locations in Cabarrus and Guilford County due to earlier delays.
NC voting results will be delayed at least 45 minutes tonight, as the #ncpol elections board has just voted to extend a polling place in Sampson County by that long due to some problems they had this morning. Vote passed 3-2, with the Democrats in favor and Republicans against
— Will Doran (@will_doran) November 3, 2020
According to state policy mandates, results can not be released before polls close. This means the extension will delay the release of results by at least 45 minutes than originally planned.
North Carolina is one of a number of battleground states expected to be closely contested.