Headed to the polls tomorrow? Here’s what you need to know

On Election Day, polls across North Carolina are open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Voters in line at 7:30 p.m. will be able to cast a ballot. You can find your Election Day polling place through the Voter Search or the Polling Place Search on the NC State Board of Elections website.

  • To protect voters and election workers, masks and hand sanitizer will be available to all voters. Social distancing will be enforced at voting sites.

  • If you are voting by mail and have not returned your ballot, you may not return your ballot to a polling site on Election Day. You may mail your ballot back or return your ballot sealed inside the completed envelope to your county board of elections by 5 p.m. on Election Day. Mailed ballots must be postmarked on or before Election Day. Mailed ballots that are postmarked on or before Election Day must be received by November 12. If you mail your ballot on or before Election Day, you may not vote again in person.
  • Same-day registration is not available on Election Day. If you are not registered to vote by Election Day, you will not be able to vote in the general election.
  • For voters who need assistance at the polls curbside voting is available. For more information, see the Help for Voters with Disabilities page.

Remember, voters are not required to show photo ID to vote in the 2020 election. The State Board asks that all voters respect the right of others to participate in the election. Intimidating any voter is a state and federal crime.

Voters who feel harassed or intimidated should notify an election official immediately or call 1-888-OUR-VOTE.

If you haven’t made a plan to vote, head to ncvoter.org to make sure you are ready to vote tomorrow. If you have questions, call the voter protection hotline at 1-888-OUR-VOTE. For Spanish/English: 888-Ve-Y-VOTA.

Alanna Joyner

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