As early voting comes to an end, the Board of Elections is expecting a large crowd on Saturday.
Election officials have recorded 22,883 one-stop voters as of Wednesday night, “which is a pretty good turnout,” Rose Whitehurst, director of the Onslow County Board of Elections, said. That number doesn’t include the absentee ballots mailed into the Board of Elections.
In Carteret County, the Board of Elections tallied 20,040 ballots cast during early voting as of Wednesday night.
After an incident Oct. 26 prompting Onslow County Sheriff Hans Miller’s presence at the Onslow County Board of Elections polling location, Whitehurst said there were no other similar incidents that she’d heard of.
Voters reported a woman screaming at the top of her lungs and acting aggressively at the polls, however no one was arrested as a result. Miller gathered a crowd to give a speech on voter etiquette.
With 13 days of the early voting period complete, Saturday is the last chance for one-stop voting across the county.
“We probably are looking at the same number as we do during the week now,” Whitehurst said, referring to Saturday’s turnout. “We look forward to having about the same number of customers in a half a day as we would probably process on a full day during the week.”
During the early voting period, Onslow County residents may visit one-stop locations across the county to register, as well as cast their ballot. Early voting locations are at the Onslow County Board of Elections, from 9 a.m. through 6 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday; and at the Jacksonville Commons Recreation Center, Swansboro Rotary Club and Verona Baptist Church Fellowship Hall from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. today and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday.
For more information about voter registration or early voting, visit OnslowCountyNC.gov/elections/.