Lines formed outside Early Voting sites in Montgomery County last Thursday as voters waited patiently to cast their ballots in what is looking to be an active voting season. There are three Early Voting locations across the county and all three are open seven days a week, a first for the county.

The number of absentee votes received to date by the local Board of Elections has easily surpassed the total, 384, from the last presidential election in 2016. As of Monday, 732 absentee ballots had been returned to the local office, a number that was not unexpected. This year, in the midst of a pandemic, anyone can choose to vote absentee and many are taking advantage of that ability. Absentee ballots can be tracked online this year. To learn more about that process visit the North Carolina State Board of Elections where the process is explained in detail.

For the full story, see the October 21 issue of the Montgomery Herald.