Lawsuit seeks to keep some North Carolina polls open longer after glitch

Citizens vote at a recreation centre in Greenville, North Carolina, during the US general election on Nov 8, 2016.
Citizens vote at a recreation centre in Greenville, North Carolina, during the US general election on Nov 8, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A North Carolina advocacy group on Tuesday (Nov 8) filed a lawsuit asking that polls in Durham County be kept open until 9pm after problems with electronic voting rolls there earlier in the day, according to a court filing provided by the group.

Democracy North Carolina filed the case in a state court, shortly before the state board of elections is set to decide whether voting in Durham County should be extended.