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Officials: More than 200,000 ballots cast in first two days of early voting

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Mail-in and early in-person voting is running ahead of this point in the 2018 midterms.

Thursday marked the start of one-stop, in-person voting and elections officials started processing mail-in ballots last month.

By the time one-stop sites closed Friday, well over 200,000 North Carolina voters had cast ballots in person.

Through Thursday, the state board of election reports 51,500 mail-in ballots had been accepted -- with more than 200,000 requested.

Annette is originally a Midwest gal, born and raised in Michigan, but with career stops in many surrounding states, the Pacific Northwest, and various parts of the southeast. She has been involved in the media industry in eastern North Carolina for more than three years. An award-winning journalist and mother of four, Annette moved to ENC to be closer to family – in particular, her two young grandchildren. It’s possible that a -27 day with a -68 windchill in Minnesota may have also played a role in that decision. In her spare time, Annette does a lot of toddler and baby cuddling, reading, designing costumes for children’s theater and producing the coolest Halloween costumes anyone has ever seen. She has also worked as a diversity and inclusion facilitator serving school districts and large corporations. It’s the people that make this beautiful area special, and she wants to share those stories that touch the hearts of others. If you have a story idea to share, please reach out by email to westona@cravencc.edu.