CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The political divide this election season may be the worst it's been in modern history.

That has some law enforcement preparing for the potential for violence on Election Day and when the results come out. 

Mecklenburg County Sheriff Garry McFadden says he's already been part of one statewide call with sheriffs about the unrest.

The North Carolina State Board of Elections says it does not intend to place officers at polling sites, but says counties will be in regular contact with local law enforcement agencies.

“I'm not going to have my deputies there unless something really goes bad or we're looking at it from a standpoint of security, not to say we're there watching who's going in and out, but maybe across the street to watch the activities, to say we want it to be a safe voting environment,” McFadden says.

The NCBOE says it is preparing for the November election and is in the process of drafting specific recommendations to counties to make sure polling sites are as safe as possible.