Early voting begins in NC at one-stop sites

Early voting begins in NC

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Early voting in North Carolina started Wednesday at 7 a.m. Same-day registration is available for people still needing to register or make changes before the upcoming mid-term election in November.

Same-day registration will take place at one-stop sites during early voting which ends Nov. 3. Upon successful registration, voter can immediately vote at the same one-stop site.

Same day registrants must attest to their eligibility and provide proof of residence. Voters can provide one of the following showing their current name and address:

  • North Carolina driver’s license
  • Other photo identification issued by a government agency
  • A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document showing the voter’s name and address
  • A current college/university photo identification card paired with proof of campus habitation

The county board of elections will verify the registrants information within two business days. The registrant’s vote will be counted unless the county board of elections determines they are not qualified to vote.

North Carolina has more than 300 early voting sites which will also allow voters to cast an absentee ballot during the 18-day early voting period. A list of early voting sites and hours for each county can be found here. Absentee ballots can also be submitted through mail.

Voters can check the the status of their registrations and view sample ballots through the State Board of Elections & Ethics Enforcement’s Voter Lookup tool.

Oct. 12 was the last day for regular voting registration.

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