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First day of early voting kicks off with 140 ballots cast

Thursday’s early voting total’s smashed an abysmal first day total from the last municipal election in 2013.

Statistics from the Rowan County Board of Elections show 140 people voted on Thursday. It was the first day of early voting for 2015’s municipal elections. It’s significantly more than 2013’s first day, when fewer than 30 people voted.

However, there were more early voting days in 2013.

Early voting continues until Oct. 31. Polls are open on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Oct. 24 and Oct. 31, polls are open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Same-day registration is currently allowed during early voting. It is not currently allowed on Nov. 3, election day.

First-day voting totals from each municipality are:

• China Grove: zero people

• Cleveland: two people

• East Spencer: one person

• Faith: zero people

• Granite Quarry: one person

• Kannapolis: one person

• Landis: five people

• Rockwell: zero people

• Salisbury: 114 people

• Spencer: 15 people

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