PHOTOS: A Day Of Voting Around The Triangle

Nov 8, 2016

Across North Carolina, voters packed polling places to cast their ballots on a wide range of issues ranging from local bond referendums to a historic presidential race on Tuesday. For many, the end of the contentious election season couldn’t come soon enough.

 

Related: 2016 Election Returns and News

 

Many waited in long lines throughout the day. In Durham, poll workers switched to paper voter lists by midmorning after problems with electronic voter rolls.

 

The federal Department of Justice also sent election monitors into polls to observe voting in four North Carolina counties on Tuesday. Democracy North Carolina has also organized a thousand volunteers, who waited outside polls across the state to address voters' questions and concerns.

 

Note: Some of the photos in this gallery are part of an occasional installment in collaboration with students and faculty at the School of Media and Journalism at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Orange County Democratic volunteers Debby Stirling (left) and Sophie Tintori (right) and Clinton Voter Protection volunteer Heather Shamer (center, right) share a funny video with Orange County Republican volunteer David Carpenter (center left) at Owasa Administration Building voting site in Carrboro, NC. The Democratic and Republican volunteers did not refrain from, as Carpenter described it, "fraternizing with the enemy."
Credit Amy Townsend / WUNC

Left to right: Precinct Chairman Jim Bartow, and Orange County Democratic volunteers Evelin, Paul, and Anja Brinich stand outside a polling place on Election Day.
Credit Amy Townsend / WUNC

A table set up with stickers for those attending an election event for incumbent Gov. Pat McCrory in Raleigh.
Credit Jay Price / WUNC

Volunteers set up signs at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, East Franklin Precinct, to direct people to the voting site on Election Day.
Credit Amy Townsend / WUNC

Amy Eller is first time "Vote Protector" at a Durham, N.C. polling place on behalf of Democracy NC on Nov. 8, 2016.
Credit Leoneda Inge / WUNC

Campaign signs crowd a corner outside a polling place in Cary on Nov. 8, 2016.
Credit Lisa Philip / WUNC

After casting the ballot, Erin Dale Byrd, of the group Fertile Ground Coop in Raleigh, North Carolina, said "It's sexy to vote."
Credit Leoneda Inge / WUNC
Orange County Democratic volunteer Sophie Tintori distributes sample Democratic ballots to voters pulling into the lot of Owasa Administration Building voting site to cast their Election Day votes.
Credit Amy Townsend / WUNC