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Early voting begins in North Carolina

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October 14, 2010

RALEIGH, North Carolina: Early voting officially began in North Carolina today and will continue until October 30. The process proved to be very popular in the state during the 2008 election.[1]

In North Carolina, the November 2 election included one U.S. Senate race, all 13 U.S. House of Representative seats, all state senate and state house seats, judicial races, local offices throughout the state and one ballot measure.

According to a Ballotpedia study, North Carolina has the 19th most competitive state legislature election in the nation. Prior to the 2010 elections, Democrats controlled both chambers in the state. The current partisan breakdown is as follows:


Party As of April 2014
     Democratic Party 43
     Republican Party 77
Total 120


Party As of April 2014
     Democratic Party 15
     Republican Party 33
     Vacancy 2
Total 50

The state board of elections provides a list of early voting sites.


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