GOLDSBORO, N.C. — State investigators said three people from eastern North Carolina have been charged with fraudulent voting during last year's primary elections.

The State Bureau of Investigation announced Wednesday's arrests of two Goldsboro residents and one New Bern resident. All three were charged with using fraudulent addresses to vote while one of the three also was charged with voting twice.

An SBI release said the investigation began in May at the request of the State Board of Elections.

The SBI identified the defendants as Terrell William Graham and David Edward Williams of Goldsboro and Keymonti Winn-Hocutt of New Bern. The SBI said Winn-Hocutt faces two counts. The other two face one count each.

Attempts to reach the defendants by phone were unsuccessful. It wasn't clear Wednesday whether they had attorneys.