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Early voting opens Oct. 20. Here is everything you need know

Early voting opens Oct. 20. (Port City Daily/File)

SOUTHEASTERN N.C. — Voting for the 2022 election is underway.

Constituents will choose candidates this midterm season to fill one U.S. Senate seat, 14 House seats, several state offices, including the general assembly, supreme court and court of appeals, local judges and prosecutors, as well as county offices, including sheriff and commissioners, and local school boards.

Before heading to the polls, sample ballots can be accessed here to help individuals research candidates ahead of casting their votes. Port City Daily has been running candidate questionnaires recently, all available here (the paywall has been dropped) so voters know where those in the running stand on important issues across the state and counties.

While absentee ballots began in early September and close Nov. 1, polling locations become accessible in the tri-county region on Thursday, Oct. 20. Voter registration — check your status here — will close Oct. 14, but same-day registration will allow an individual to file and vote in one fell swoop at an early voting site through Nov. 5. Constituents can update their address and voter information or register anew.

A registration application will need to be filled out and handed to an election official, with proof of residential address in the correlating county (a current and valid photo ID or document — recent utility bill or electronic bank statement — featuring the name and current address of the voter).

College students can present a school ID and document containing the student and school name, as well as an on-campus housing address — the board of elections may also have a roster of students from on-campus housing submitted by the university of college.

However, for folks who are not submitting for same-day registration, an ID is not required to vote.

Below are locations open for early voting in New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender counties. Once early voting closes Nov. 5, only registered voters will be able to submit ballots in their precinct on Election Day, Nov. 8, 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. To check your polling location, click here.

New Hanover County

Locations

  • Northeast Library, Board of Elections, 1241-A Military Cutoff Rd.
  • CFCC Health Sciences and Learning Center, 415 2nd. St.
  • Carolina Beach Municipal Building, 1121 Lake Park Blvd.
  • CFCC North Campus, 4500 Blue Clay Rd.
  • Senior Center, 2222 S. College Rd.

Hours

  • Oct. 20-21, 8 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Oct. 22-23, closed
  • Oct 24-28, 8 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Oct. 29-30, noon – 5 p.m.
  • Oct. 31-Nov. 4, 8 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Nov. 5, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Brunswick County

Locations

  • Leland Cultural Arts Center, 1212 Magnolia Village Way, Leland
  • Brunswick Center at Southport, 1513 N Howe Street, Unit 1, Southport
  • Brunswick Center at Shallotte, 3620 Express Drive, Shallotte
  • Southwest Brunswick Branch Library, 9400 Ocean Highway West, Calabash

Hours

  • Oct. 20-21, 8 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Oct. 22, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Oct. 23, noon – 4 p.m.
  • Oct 24-28, 8 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Oct. 29, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Oct. 30, noon – 4 p.m.
  • Oct. 31-Nov. 4, 8 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Nov. 5, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Pender County

Locations

  • Pender County Cooperative Ext., 801 S. Walker St., Burgaw
  • Pender County Annex Building, 15060 US Hwy 17, Hampstead
  • Atkinson School Gym, 200 N. Town Hall Ave., Atkinson

Hours

  • Oct. 20-21, 8 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Oct. 22-23, closed
  • Oct 24-28, 8 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Oct. 29, closed
  • Oct. 30, noon – 5 p.m.
  • Oct. 31-Nov. 4, 8 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Nov. 5, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

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Shea Carver
Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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