Politics & Government
8:00 am
Sat May 5, 2012

Early Voting Period Ends Saturday

North Carolina's early voting period comes to an end today.

Gurnal Scott: Several key races and a controversial amendment question on marriage has kept voters coming out up to this last day to vote before Tuesday's primary. State board of Elections executive director Gary Bartlett says the last two weeks have had ebbs and flows.

Gary Bartlett: started out very robust in voting across North Carolina then it sort of leveled off. Now it started getting heavy back at the final couple of ...three days. And it looks like we're going to have similar numbers to 2008.

That year, nearly 2-point-4 million North Carolinians voted early. Bartlett says he also expects a similar turnout to four years ago on primary day. About 37 percent of registered voters cast a ballot in the 2008 Primary.