North Carolina voters are choosing their candidates for a competitive U.S. Senate seat, the state Supreme Court and dozens of other state and federal offices. Local election workers planned to open more than 2,700 precinct locations today.
Eight Republicans are seeking their party's nomination to challenge Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan. She has her own primary against two lesser-known opponents.
Supreme Court Associate Justice Robin Hudson has two challengers for her seat. The top two vote-getters advance to the November election.
More than 259,000 cast ballots in person during the early-voting period.
Polls opened early and close at 7:30 tonight.