Voters in Moore County lined up before the polls opened Thursday morning to cast their ballots in Carthage.
One hundred-thirty people waited in a line that wrapped around the parking lot. Pinehurst saw 200 voters in the early morning hours.
Once inside the polling place, everyone was encouraged to wear a mask, social distancing was practiced and surfaces were being cleaned frequently.
Voters wait in line on the first day of early voting at the Moore County Agricultural Center in Carthage.
The polls are open every day until October 31. During this time, voters can visit any of the four polling locations in Moore County.
Pinehurst: Cannon Park Community Center, 210 Rattlesnake Trail
Aberdeen: Recreation Station, 301 Lake Park Crossing
Carthage: Moore County Agricultural Center, 707 Pinehurst Ave.
Vass: Town Hall, 140 S. Alma St.
Mondays – Fridays, 8 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Saturdays: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m
Sundays: 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
For more information about registering to vote, absentee ballots, curbside voting and to see a sample ballot, visit the North Carolina State Board of Elections at https://www.ncsbe.gov/voting/vote-early-person or the Moore County Board of Elections at https://www.moorecountync.gov/board-of-elections.
Election Day is Tuesday, November 3.
Feature photo: Over 100 voters wrapped around the Moore County Agricultural Center’s parking lot on the first day of early voting.
~Article and photos by Sandhills Sentinel Reporter John Patota.