Early in-person voting is starting in North Carolina, where the historically popular form of casting ballots has been upstaged this fall by people voting by mail during the COVID-19 pandemic. Early-vote locations open in all 100 counties Thursday morning. President Donald Trump planned to hold a rally Thursday afternoon in Greenville, while Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris prepared for appearances in Charlotte and Asheville. The early-vote option ends Oct. 31. More than 60% of the ballots cast in 2016 in North Carolina were cast through early in-person voting. That percentage likely will be less because 500,000 people already have cast ballots by mail.