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Cornelius is a top polling place; much shorter wait Friday for Early Voting

Early voters at Cornelius Town Hall on Oct. 16

Oct. 16. By Dave Yochum. Thursday was a big day for Early Voting in  Mecklenburg. County-wide, 35,269 people exercised their right to vote yesterday, the first day of Early Voting in North Carolina. A total of 1,320 people voted at Cornelius Town Hall, 918 at Hough High and 1,004 at the North Meck County Library.

The wait was less than 30 minutes at 10 am Friday at Town Hall.

Largest in north county

Cornelius Town Hall was a top vote-getter when it came to where to cast your ballot.

With 1,320 voters, it handled 14 more voters than UNCC Belk Gymnasium; 278 more than Bank of America Stadium; and 173 more than Spectrum Center. Only Southwest Middle School, with, 1,360 voters, handled more.

Battleground state

North Carolina is a battleground state, but the presidential election is only part of it. There are tough contests up and down the ballot, including US Senate, Mecklenburg County Commission District One and NC House of Representatives District 98.

You can vote early at any one of these locations around the county:

1 — Cornelius Town Hall
2 — Hough High School
3 — North County Library
4 — North Mecklenburg High School
5 — Butler High School
6 — Matthews Elementary School
7 — Spectrum Center
8 — Bank of America Stadium
9 — Garinger High School
10 — Bojangles Entertainment Complex
11 — Bette Rae Thomas Rec Center
12 — West Boulevard Library
13 — Renaissance West STEAM Academy
14 — Myers Park High School
15 — Queens Sports Complex at Marion Diehl Park
16 — South Mecklenburg High School
17 — Former Wells Fargo Southpark Area
18 — East Mecklenburg High School
19 — Mountain Island Lake Library
20 — Hickory Grove Elementary School
21 — Allegra Westbrooks/Beatties Ford Library
22 — West Charlotte High School
23 — Hornet’s Nest Park
24 — Carmel Commons Shopping Center
25 — Independence High School
26 — UNCC Belk Gymnasium
27 — Old Pier One University Area
28 — Mallard Creek High School
29 — Providence High School
30 — Southwest Middle School
31 — Olympic High School
32 — Community House Middle School
33 — Ardrey Kell High School

Early voting sites are open every day between now and Oct. 31.

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