Politics & Government

Early voting starts fast

Candidates and volunteers gather outside the Central Piedmont Community College's Facilities Services building on Seventh Street early Thursday morning September 03, 2015. Early voting for Charlotte's primaries started Thursday at Central Piedmont Community College's Facilities Services building on Seventh Street. It's open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday and Friday. After a break for Labor Day, early voting resumes Tuesday at the same site as well as at eight library locations. It runs through 1 p.m. Sept. 12.
Candidates and volunteers gather outside the Central Piedmont Community College's Facilities Services building on Seventh Street early Thursday morning September 03, 2015. Early voting for Charlotte's primaries started Thursday at Central Piedmont Community College's Facilities Services building on Seventh Street. It's open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday and Friday. After a break for Labor Day, early voting resumes Tuesday at the same site as well as at eight library locations. It runs through 1 p.m. Sept. 12. dhinshaw@charlotteobserver.com

Early voting got off to a good start Thursday, maybe signaling a stronger turnout than some expect in this month’s Charlotte primaries.

By day’s end, 193 voters had cast ballots at Central Piedmont Community College, compared with 159 on the first day of early voting in 2013. Early voting continues Friday at CPCC and expands to other sites next week.

For candidate information and recent stories, go to charlotteobserver.com/election to see our 2015 Voter’s Guide.

Jim Morrill

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