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NC BOE Holds 2nd Emergency Meeting, Now To Consider Motion To Extend A Mint Hill Poll's Hours

Updated 7:36 p.m.

A second emergency meeting of the N.C. Board of Elections was held to consider exending voting hours at a precinct in Mint Hill. The motion was granted and Precinct 220 will remain open until 7:55 p.m.

An earlier report of a gas leak at the precint caused poll workers for about 30 minutes this afternoon to send voters to a nearby polling place to cast provisional ballots. 

The North Carolina Board of Elections conducted an emergency meeting at 6:15 p.m. on Election Day to consider motion to extend voting hours in a Union County precinct. 

The motion was submitted by the N.C. Republican Party and Dan Bishop, candidate in 9th Congressional District race. The motion claims voters in Union County's Precinct 30 "are experiencing unforeseen difficulties casting their ballots due to general confusion about the polling place location." 

The precinct's polling place was changed on July 23. Union County Board of Elections used mailers and other media to let voters know about this change in location. However, according to the motion multiple places on the county's website did not list the updated poll location. 

The state Board of Elections denied the motion and polls will close as scheduled at 7:30 p.m.

The precinct had been moved from 3522 Secrest Short Cut Rd. to 2717 Secrest Short Cut Rd. in Monroe.