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Early voting just started. Here’s how and where to cast your ballot [Free read]

Same-day voter registration (also known as one-stop voting) begins Thursday and lasts through Halloween. (Port City Daily photo/File)
Same-day voter registration (also known as one-stop voting) begins Thursday and lasts through Halloween. (Port City Daily photo/File)

SOUTHEASTERN, N.C. — Early voting is officially in full swing. From Thursday through Halloween, voters have the chance to cast their ballots early — and register to vote — at any polling place in their county.

Same-day registration is open during this period, allowing voters with outdated registrations the ability to update their address and information before casting a ballot.

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Come Election Day, your ballot may not be counted or you may not be permitted to vote if you have not already registered. On Election Day, voters must vote at their assigned polling place; during the early voting period, voters may cast a ballot at any open location in their county.

To register to vote during the same-day voting period, you will be asked to provide “proof of address” to a poll worker. This may consist of a valid photo ID or a document (like a bill) dated within three months that shows your name and current address. Electronic documents are permissible, so long as they are shown from an original source (like an e-bill from a utility website or an online bank statement).

Look up your sample ballot before heading to the polls.

New Hanover County

Early voting between Oct. 15 and Oct. 30 will be available at nine sites in New Hanover County on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and weekends from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

On the last day of early voting, Saturday, Oct. 31, polling locations will remain open between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Brunswick County

Early voting is available at the Brunswick County government complex beginning Oct. 15 on weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. The site will remain closed on weekends, with the exception of the last day of early voting, Saturday, Oct. 31, when all locations will open at 8 a.m. and close at 3 p.m.

Brunswick County’s six satellite polling locations will be open beginning Oct. 15 on weekdays between 8 a.m. and 7:30 p.m., on Saturdays between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., and on Sundays between 12 p.m. and 5 p.m.

On Saturday, Oct. 31, all locations will open at 8 a.m. and close at 3 p.m.

Pender County

Early voting between Oct. 15 and Oct. 30 will be available at five sites in Pender County on weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., and on Sundays from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

On the last day of early voting, Saturday, Oct. 31, polling locations will remain open between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.


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