With persistent long lines, state election officials are asking counties to consider extending the early voting times and days.
"The wait time at some sites is as long as 2 hours. County Boards should take immediate steps to alleviate these delays and facilitate a more efficient voting process for North Carolina voters," wrote Gary Bartlett, the state's elections chief, in a memorandum sent Monday to all 100 county boards of elections.
The memo recommends four options: extending the poll hours and days; moving voting equipment and staff to busy locations; help voters move more quickly; and look for administrative changes to speed the process.
Bartlett asked all counties to report their decision to him as soon as possible.