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Gaston, Cleveland extend voting hours

The Gaston County Board of Elections has approved extending the one-stop voting hours on Saturday until 5 p.m.

The State Board of Elections voted unanimously on Thursday to allow the county boards of election to discuss the extension of hours for voting sites on Saturday.

“Each day we're getting more and more voters turning out,” said Gaston Elections Director Frances Pinion. “And they are especially taking the opportunity to register and vote at the same time.”

The Cleveland County Board of Elections voted on Friday to extend one-stop voting hours until 5 p.m.