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Early voting for congressional elections begins Wednesday

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RALEIGH, N.C. – One-Stop, in-person early voting for the general elections in North Carolina’s 3rd and 9th congressional districts begins Wednesday, August 21, and ends Friday, September 6.

Early voting sites and schedules by county are available here. Election Day in both districts is September 10.

The 17-day early-voting period allows any registered voter to cast an absentee ballot in person at any early voting site in their county. Early voting also offers “same-day registration,” which allows individuals eligible to vote who aren’t yet registered in their county to register and vote at the same time.

Same-day registrants must complete a voter registration application and show an election official proof of their address.

To avoid longer lines, voters should keep in mind that the busiest early-voting days typically are the first and last days.

Voters are encouraged to check their voter registration and view sample ballots using the State Board of Elections’ Voter Lookup tool.

In addition to in-person early voting, North Carolina offers absentee voting by mail to all registered voters. And, of course, voters who were registered as of the August 16 regular registration deadline may vote at their precinct on Election Day. Same-day registration is not available on Election Day (September 10). Voters may find their Election Day polling place here.

We encourage all voters in the 3rd and 9th congressional districts to use the voting method they prefer to cast their ballot in these important elections for seats in Congress,” said Karen Brinson Bell, executive director of the State Board of Elections. “With any election, your vote is your voice.”

 

Photo ID is not required in any election in 2019.

Background

The 3rd Congressional district includes 17 counties in Eastern North Carolina and stretches from the Camp Lejeune area to the Virginia border. The special election is necessary because of the vacancy created by the death of former Congressman Walter Jones.

The 9th Congressional District includes all or parts of eight counties in southern North Carolina. On February 21, the State Board of Elections unanimously ordered a new election in the 9th District after a four-day evidentiary hearing showed a “coordinated, unlawful and substantially resourced absentee ballot scheme” operated during the 2018 general election in Bladen and Robeson counties.

Map of 3rd Congressional District

3rd Congressional District Sample Ballot

Map of 9th Congressional District

9th Congressional District Sample Ballot

Related article and notice:

Bladen County Board of Elections addresses 6 ways to avoid issues during upcoming elections

 

Bladen County Board of Elections Public Notice

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