The North Carolina Bipartisan Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement has set a meeting to establish early voting hours and locations for counties that could not agree to a plan at the local level.
Orange County is among the 15 counties still awaiting finalized early voting plans for this fall’s elections.
The four-member Orange County Board of Elections submitted three proposals to the state. The board could not unanimously agree on a plan at a meeting last month with early voting hours on Sunday being the sticking point for the board, as it has been in years past.
Parameters from the state board show that counties will be permitted to a maximum of 20 minutes cumulatively to make any oral presentation, which will be divided into 10 minutes each for the Democrat and Republican representatives of the board.
The state board will meet to consider the plans on Sunday, August 5, at 3 p.m. in the Main Auditorium of the Wake Forest University School of Law in Winston-Salem. A public comment period on the range of proposals is open through Thursday.
The Orange County Board of Elections staff, meanwhile, will be temporarily relocated to the Whitted Building beginning next Monday due to a renovation project at the elections office on South Cameron Street in Hillsborough. Officials say work will not be disrupted due to the relocation.