Adventures in Early Voting

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Early voting in Raleigh is in full swing. This first autumn weekend of early voting in Raleigh was hectic. Many had to wait in lines at most polling places.

All seemed to go well, but their was some minor confusion as folks showed up on Saturday at the Wake County Akins Office Building in downtown Raleigh to vote and the building was closed. It will be open next Saturday. The confusion seemed to arise out of which website you visited to find our early voting times and locations. The official site for early voting on the Wake County website.

On Sunday there was a parade from the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in downtown Raleigh to the Chavis Park polling place. The 1911 United Super Pac sponsored this walk to encourage early voting.

Still don’t know who you’re going to vote for on the County Commission and other down-ballot races? Check out our nonpartisan guide to this fall’s local candidates.

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Signs direct drivers to the Chavis Park early voting site.
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Lois Campbell, left, of Raleigh and Dr. Rebecca Moore of Fuquay-Varina wait at the closed doors of the Akins Wake County Office Building as they wait for Moore’s husband Thomas to drive them to another voting place.
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Voters wait to cast their ballots Saturday morning inside the Chavis Park community center.
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Jerome Moore, 5, waves his flags Sunday afternoon, before the start of an early voting parade from Martin Luther King Park down to Chavis Park polling place.
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Walkers kick of the early voting parade down Martin Luther King Boulevard in downtown Raleigh.
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Voters line up Sunday waiting outside Chavis Community Center before the doors opened at 1 p.m.
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Signs hope to give voters direction outside the Elevation Baptist Church West on New Bern Avenue.

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