RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina residents who don’t want to wait to vote until Election Day can now cast ballots in person in their home counties.

Early in-person voting began Wednesday in all 100 counties. More than 300 locations ultimately will be open through Nov. 3. Early votes can be cast by registered voters and those who want to participate in what’s called “same-day registration.” Otherwise it’s too late to register this fall if someone wants to vote by mail or on Election Day Nov. 6.

Early-voting sites are open nearly double the number of cumulative hours compared to four years ago, even as the number of early-voting sites declined by 17 percent. That’s the result of new state law and actions by county and state election boards.

Moore County voters can participate in early voting at two polling places.

Voters can cast their ballots at the Board of Elections office located at 700 Pinehurst Avenue in Carthage or at the Douglass Community Center at 1185 W. Pennsylvania Avenue in Southern Pines.

Voters can stop by the Board of Elections office Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturday, Nov. 3 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Douglass Community Center will be open to voters Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 27 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 3 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

This article was written with the help of The Associated Press.

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