Conversations surrounding election integrity in the past several years have led to concerns of voter intimidation and harassment of poll workers but data provided by the North Carolina State Board of Elections shows these instances are few and far between.
Pitt County has seen a 4.6% decrease in voter turnout from 2018. Despite that, many poll workers say their voting sites have remained steadily busy. Early voting is a great opportunity for citizens to get their votes in without the long waits seen on election day.
With Election Day approaching, the State Board of Elections says it has seen an increased number of absentee ballots, and is working to make sure regulations on these ballots are fair across all counties.
The U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals stopped a state criminal investigation into North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein on Tuesday. The ruling comes one day after a Wake County grand jury signed off on the first of a two-part process to seek charges against Stein.