State Board of Elections has extended voting hours in eight precincts 

RALEIGH, N.C. – Wake County Superior Court Judge Don Stephens denied a request to extend voting hours in Durham County, N.C. The request was brought by the Southern Coalition for Social Justice and Democracy North Carolina after computer glitches earlier in the day led to delays and long voting lines.

After the court order Allison Riggs, Senior Attorney for the Southern Coalition for Social Justice, issued the following statement

“Unfortunately, many voters were turned away and will not have the opportunity to vote. Disenfranchising voters is not acceptable.  There is no good reason to close these polling places without giving people who were turned away the ability to return and cast their vote.”

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Contacts:
Dustin Chicurel-Bayard, dustin@scsj.org, 609.529.7145
Jen Jones, jenjones@democracy-nc.org, 919.260.5906