Early voting has started across North Carolina. Going to the polls now reduces the chance of delays and complications on an election day likely to see heavy turn out.
A couple of points to remember, with more information about voting in 2016 available from our friends at Democracy NC:
- An ID is NOT required for most voters. You will need an ID for same-day registration or if you are a new voter in a county and your registration was not fully verified.
- If you missed the October 14 registration deadline, you CAN same-day register at an early voting site with proper ID.
- Early voting continues through Nov. 5. Election Day is Nov. 8 with polls open 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. If you wait until election day to vote, you must go to your precinct polling site, not an early voting site.
- Anyone with questions or problems voting should call 888-OUR-VOTE or visit www.ncvoter.org.
Your voice matters, so please take the time to vote — preferably to early vote — and encourage your friends and family to do the same. Consider going as a group after church or as part of a family gathering. If you need help with transportation to the polls, that is available.
Please honor the efforts that have gone into securing your right to vote by exercising it.