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It’s National Voter Registration Day

Election Day is fast approaching and today is National Voter Registration Day. You must be registered to vote in order to cast your ballot in the upcoming General Election held on Tuesday, November 6th according to the North Carolina State Board of Elections website. 

There are many candidates running for public offices. To see the full list Bladen County General Election Candidates, click here, we found this list at: ncsbe.gov.

To register and vote in North Carolina, a person must meet specific qualifications.  If you choose to register to vote you must:

Be a citizen of the United States.

Be a resident of the county in which you are registering, and have lived at that actual address for at least 30 days prior to the date of the election.

Be at least 18 years old or older by the date of the next general election.

Not be serving any part of a sentence for a felony conviction, including probation or parole. If previously convicted of a felony, citizenship and voting rights are automatically restored upon completion of the sentence. No special documentation is required.

Cancel any previous registration in any other county or state.

All applications for registration must be received by your local County Board of Elections no later than the 25 days prior to any election for which you wish to vote.

Prospective voters between 16 and 17 years of age who meet the other qualifications listed above may pre-register to vote. To preregister, the person must indicate on the voter registration application that he or she is at least 16 years of age and that he or she understands that they must be 18 years of age on or before election day to vote. The preregistered voter shall then be automatically registered upon his or her 18th birthday. We found this information and more at: https://www.ncsbe.gov/NVRA/01.

You can also register to vote in person if you prefer. The Bladen County Board of Elections office is located at 301 S. Cypress Street in Elizabethtown.

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