Nearly 1,200 votes were cast by Orange County residents on Sunday. This was the first time Sunday voting had been permitted as part of the county’s early voting plan.
The 1,195 residents who voted on Sunday pushed the overall early voting total to 10,989 after voting began on Wednesday. Several groups had organized Souls to the Polls events across Orange County to encourage Sunday voting.
The highest daily turnout of the early voting period up to this point was 2,785 on the first day when polls were open for 12 hours across the five early voting locations in the county.
Early voting locations are consistent with recent elections in Orange County – the Board of Elections office in Hillsborough, Carrboro Town Hall, Chapel of the Cross near the UNC campus, the Seymour Center and Efland Ruritan Club.
Polls are required to be open uniform hours under a new state law. Each site will be open for early voting from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.
Orange County voters will be choosing a representative for District 4 of the United States House of Representatives, members of the state house and senate and the soil and water conservation district supervisor.
Elections for county commissioners, district attorney, clerk of court, register of deeds and sheriff are on the ballot but only one candidate remains after the Democratic primaries this spring.
One seat on the state Supreme Court, three seats on the North Carolina Court of Appeals and a district court seat are on the ballot.
There are six Constitutional amendments on the statewide ballot.
Chapel Hill voters are also choosing whether to approve a $10 million affordable housing bond.
Early voting runs through November 3. Election Day is November 6.
Sample ballots for Orange County voters can be found here.