Party Line http://wfae.org en Election Day Voting Becoming Passé http://wfae.org/post/election-day-voting-becoming-pass <p>With in-person early voting underway in North Carolina, it might be helpful to break down its use in different areas of the state.</p><p>According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the state has eight urban counties and 20 suburban counties that make up eight metropolitan areas. The other 72 counties are classified as rural counties.</p><p>Within the eight urban counties, 59 percent of the ballots cast were before Election Day, while suburban and rural counties each had 53 percent of their ballots cast during the early voting period.</p> Fri, 19 Oct 2012 17:27:19 +0000 Michael Bitzer 14185 at http://wfae.org Election Day Voting Becoming Passé Early Voting Becoming Passé http://wfae.org/post/early-voting-becoming-pass <p>With in-person early voting underway in North Carolina, it might be helpful to break down its use in different areas of the state.</p><p>According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the state has eight urban counties and 20 suburban counties that make up eight metropolitan areas. The other 72 counties are classified as rural counties.</p><p>Within the eight urban counties, 59 percent of the ballots cast were before Election Day, while suburban and rural counties each had 53 percent of their ballots cast during the early voting period.</p> Fri, 19 Oct 2012 17:27:11 +0000 Greg Collard 14183 at http://wfae.org Early Voting Becoming Passé