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Thinking of sitting this one out? Your vote matters!

With hours to go before the polls close, the races at the top of the ticket in North Carolina couldn’t be closer.

Meredith College political scientist David McLennan says weeks of polling and campaign commercials really come down to what happens today – which candidates are successful in getting their supporters to the polls.

“We are close and the fact that the candidates are crisscrossing the state, not just the presidential candidates, but everybody else, indicates they believe it’s close.”

McLennan, who sat down with NC Policy Watch to discuss this election season, says while much attention is paid to the level of early voting in our state, we shouldn’t read too much into the tea leaves.

A handful of votes on Election Day could determine who sits in the White House, Congress, and the governor’s mansion in 2017.

Polls are open until 7:30pm tonight. Find your Election Day polling site here.

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