2015 Municipal Elections: Polls open until 7:30 p.m.

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The percentage of New Hanover County voters who cast ballots was lower than the statewide average. Photo by Jonathan Spiers.
Polling locations across New Hanover County are open today for the 2015 Municipal Elections. Staff photo.

Election Day is here, and voters across the Cape Fear Region will be casting their ballots for municipal races in the area.

Polling locations for the 2015 Municipal Elections are open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. at all precincts in North Carolina, according to the board of elections. To find your area precinct click here for a polling place search.

Additional voting information is available on the board of elections websites for New Hanover and Brunswick counties. Information is also available on the state board of elections site.

According to the New Hanover County Board of Elections, more than 1,400 voters cast their ballots early this year in the One-Stop Voting period, which ran from Thursday, Oct. 22 through Saturday, Oct. 31.  A total of 1,558 ballots had been cast at the county’s 30 precincts as of 10 a.m. Tuesday, according to Elections Director Derek Bowens.

After the polling places close, a public viewing of live election results is being offered by the City of Wilmington at Wilmington City Hall located at 102 N. Third St. from 5 to 9 p.m. or until election results are complete. The public can also a view a live election results streaming at the New Hanover County Government Center located at 230 Government Center Drive.

Port City Daily is covering races for three open seats on Wilmington City Council, town council and mayoral elections in Carolina Beach and Kure Beach, as well as mayoral races in Southport and Oak Island. Check back later for stories and election results.

Click the links below for previous stories on this year’s races: