Long lines and COVID-19 precautions mark the start of early voting in Chapel Hill

By Ben Rappaport

People line up outside Carrboro Town Hall on the first day of early voting before the 2020 election. (Chapelboro.com)

Early voting began Thursday in North Carolina for the 2020 election. While more people are voting by mail than in previous years, many are still choosing to vote in-person. Election officials say they’ll regularly sanitize the polling places and enforce social distancing. Despite the pandemic, the first day of early voting saw long lines across the Triangle.

Ben Rappaport reports.

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