RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina officials say this is one of the quietest election days they can remember.

State Board of Elections Executive Director Gary Bartlett says a few precincts reported problems getting machines powered up, but that is not unusual. Also, a bomb threat was called in to three unspecified polling places in Cumberland County, but Bartlett says law enforcement determined it was a hoax and voting was not interrupted.

Bartlett says turnout remained steady through Tuesday afternoon. He credited early voting for keeping lines from being so long.

Voters are deciding whether to put a Republican in the Executive Mansion for the first time since 1993 and to give Democrats a winning streak for president in the state.

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