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NOTICE OF PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY ELECTION BLADEN COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

A Presidential general election will be held on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 in Bladen County to vote in the following contests: Partisan Offices U.S. President, US Senate, US House of Representatives District 7, NC Governor, NC Lieutenant Governor, NC Attorney General, NC Commissioner of Agriculture, NC Commissioner of Insurance, NC Commissioner of Labor, NC Secretary of State, NC Superintendent of Public Instruction, NC Treasurer, NC Supreme Court Chief Justice Seats 1, 2, and 4, NC Court of Appeals Judge Seats 4, 5, 6, 7 and 13, NC State Senate District 8, NC House of Representatives District 22, NC District Court Judge District 13 Seats 3, 4, 5 and 6. County Offices: Board of Commissioners County Wide Board of Commissioners District 1, 2 and 3, Board of Education District 1, 2 and 3. Non Partisan Office Bladen County Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor.

Polls will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the day of the General Election, Tuesday, November 3, 2020.  One-stop early voting will be held at the Bladen County Recreation Dept. (Gym) 803 W King St. Elizabethtown N.C. 28337, Spaulding Monroe BLD. 508 MLK Dr. Bladenboro N.C. 28320, East Arcadia Town Hall 1472 East Arcadia Road. Riegelwood, N.C. 28456.  Booker T. Washington Primary School 66 Booker T. Washington School Rd. Clarkton N.C. 28433. Bay Tree FD 12717 NC 41 Hwy E. Harrells N.C. 28444, Tar Heel Municipal Bld. 14867 NC 87 W Tar Heel N.C. 28448. One-stop early voting will be open from Thursday, October 15 until Saturday, October 31. Same Day Registration will be available during One-Stop voting only.  Same Day Registration will not take place on Election Day.

Hours of operation for One-Stop will be as follows: Thursday, October, 15 – Saturday, October, 31.

Monday thru Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Sunday 1 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Saturday October 31st, 2020.

Canvass will be held in the Bladen County Board of Elections office at 11:00 a.m. on Friday November 13, 2020.

Absentee voting by mail is available. Requests for an absentee ballot must be made on a North Carolina Absentee Ballot Request Form (available on the Bladen County website and the State Board of Elections website and at the county board of elections office and where one-stop early voting is offered), and must be received in the Bladen County Board of Elections office or any one-stop early voting site by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. Absentee voting requires completing an application on the return envelope that must be witnessed by one qualified person. Completed absentee ballots must be returned to the Bladen County Board of Elections by 5:00 p.m. on Election Day (ballots received by mail after this time will be timely if received within three business days and postmarked as of Election Day). Voters may receive assistance in voting a mail-in absentee ballot from a qualified Near Relative or Legal Guardian.

If the voter lives in a facility such as a nursing home, and the voter’s near relative or legal guardian is not available, the voter or the facility can request to have the county board of elections schedule a visit by a Multipartisan Assistance Team to provide assistance and serve as witnesses.

All persons who are registered to vote with the Bladen County Board of Elections may vote in this General Election. Persons who are not already registered to vote in the county must register by Firday, October 09, 2020 to be eligible to vote in this General Election.  Voters who are not registered in the county by that deadline may register and vote during one stop early voting only, and will be required to provide documentation of their identity and residence.  Voters who wish to change party affiliation or who have changed name or address must do so by the registration deadline.  Voters who fail to make a timely change in name or address in the county must update the information when presenting to vote, and may be required to vote a provisional ballot.

Voters voting in person are entitled to assistance by an election official, or if assistance is needed due to disability or illiteracy, by a qualified person of their choice. Registration and voting sites are accessible to all voters.  Curbside voting is available for voters who are not physically able to enter voting sites.  Persons with questions about registration, polling places, early voting, absentee ballots, a Multipartisan Assistance Team visit to a facility, or other election matters may call the Bladen County Board of Elections Office at (910) 862-6951.

Louella Marie Peacock Thompson, Chairman – Bladen County Board of Elections

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