Early vote plan still unresolved in many N Carolina counties

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Early voting schedules for the fall elections remain unresolved in at least one-quarter of North Carolina’s counties following a court ruling requiring them to offer the popular form of voting over 17 days instead of 10.

County boards of elections had until late this week to turn in revised early voting plans.

The State Board of Elections says boards in 66 of the 100 counties unanimously approved their updated plans, but 25 other counties have turned in two or more plans. The state board could meet in the next two weeks to make decisions on which competing county plans to approve.

Early voting in North Carolina historically has been favored more by Democrats. Republicans approved the 2013 law that scaled back the number of early voting days.

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