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Primary election underway

Voters sign in, make their selections and cast their ballots for the primary election at the Zebulon Community Center polling place in Zebulon, N.C. Tuesday, March 15, 2016.
Voters sign in, make their selections and cast their ballots for the primary election at the Zebulon Community Center polling place in Zebulon, N.C. Tuesday, March 15, 2016. amoody@newsobserver.com

Primary elections are underway, with polls remaining open until 7:30 p.m.

At the polling place at the Zebulon Community Center, and at others in Wake County, representatives of Democracy North Carolina are greeting voters as they exit the polls to ask about their experience regarding new voter ID requirements.

They are helping administer a study for the UNC Department of Political Science and offering assistance to voters who need it.

People in any North Carolina county who have yet to vote can find their polling place at nando.com/votereg, and some precincts also have maps to help direct wayward voters to the right place.

Nicole Shumaker, deputy director of the Wake County Board of Elections, said there were no major issues Tuesday morning aside from some lengthy lines before the workday started.

She also urged people to remember to go to their neighborhood precinct to vote, unlike during early voting when people could vote at any one of a number of different locations.

“We have received reports of hundreds of voters trying to go vote at places that were early voting locations last week but are not Election Day polling places,” Shumaker wrote in an email. “Early voting has ended, and voters should vote at their assigned polling place on Election Day. Our office is happy to help voters find their polling place. Voters may call 919-856-6240, email our office at elections@wakegov.com, or look up their polling place themself at https://vt.ncsbe.gov/Voter_Search_Public/.”

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