Nick de la Canal, WFAE
Early voting ended in North Carolina over the weekend, and election officials are reporting a strong turnout. More than 2.1 million North Carolinians have already cast ballots through the mail or at early voting sites, which closed Saturday.
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A surge of North Carolina voters is choosing to vote by mail ahead of next month’s election. More than 22,000 people have already mailed or turned-in absentee ballots across the state. That’s more than 18 times as many as were turned in at this time in the 2018 midterm election.