NOUMEA, New Caledonia | The Latest: Turnout is sky high for New Caledonia vote

NOUMEA, New Caledonia | The Latest: Turnout is sky high for New Caledonia vote

NOUMEA, New Caledonia  — The Latest on New Caledonia’s independence referendum (all times local):

8:40 p.m.
Voter turnout in New Caledonia’s independence referendum was so high that some polling stations had to stay open later than planned.

The office for the high commissioner of the French territory in the South Pacific says some polling stations in Noumea, the capital, closed about an hour late Sunday evening because they had large lines of people still waiting to vote at the planned closing time.

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