Durham, N.C. — Two Durham voting sites are affected by a Duke Energy power outage on Saturday morning. The polling place at North Regional Library and Mt. Sylvan United Methodist church report issues processing ballots due to the power outage.
According to Duke Energy, more than 2,000 customers are without power on Saturday morning. Two seperate outages were reported on Saturday morning around the same time.
Power is expected to be restored sometime between 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m., Duke Energy’s website shows.
Duke Energy says one of the outages was caused by a “vehicle damaging the equipment.”
At the two polling sites the wait times are as long as 90 minutes, according to Durham’s early voting site locator.
Polling centers in Durham open at 8 a.m. this Saturday and close at 7:30 p.m.
Durham City Councilman Mark-Anthony Middleton said that this outage is “deeply disturbing.” Tune in to WRAL-TV at 9 a.m. for a live interview with Middleton on the outage.