One Stop Early Voting Ends Saturday November 3rd

Election Day is November 6th, but you can vote early at a number of polling locations throughout New Hanover County. (Pictured Above:) Signs placed at the entrance to the polling location at the Carolina Beach Town Hall on Tuesday afternoon October 30th.  Early voting began October 17th, and will continue through Saturday November 3rd. Election Day is November 6th, but you can vote early at a number of polling locations throughout New Hanover County. (Pictured Above:) Signs placed at the entrance to the polling location at the Carolina Beach Town Hall on Tuesday afternoon October 30th. Early voting began October 17th, and will continue through Saturday November 3rd.

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By / Local News / Wednesday, 31 October 2018 16:15

By WILLARD KILLOUGH III
Managing Editor

NEW HANOVER CTY - Election day is Tuesday November 6th but voters can cast their ballots early. One stop voting began on October 17th in New Hanover County.

According to the County Board of Elections, voters can utilize the One-Stop Absentee method by appearing in person at one of the One-Stop voting locations throughout the County. One-Stop voting ends on Saturday November 3rd.

According to the Board of Elections, "One-Stop voting allows voters an opportunity to vote when it best suits individual schedules. At the voting location, you will vote much like you would on Election Day. The difference is you will be required to complete and sign an absentee request application prior to voting. Afterwards, you will be directed to the voting machine to cast your ballot. Once you have submitted your application and executed the process of voting, the county board of elections will review your application and either approve or deny the submission."

Same-Day Registration:
According to the County Board of Elections, people who are not yet registered to vote will be able to register the same day they vote during the One-Stop voting period. That process is called “Same-Day Registration” and it is permitted under state law.

To use same-day registration, a person must complete a voter registration application and show an election official proof of residential address in the county.  This “proof of address” may consist of a current and valid photo ID or a document showing the name and current address of the applicant. To be current, the document must be the most recent version or at least dated within three (3) months of the date it is presented to an election official. Copies of acceptable “name and current address” documents are permissible. It is also permissible for a voter to present an electronic or online version of a “name and current address” document, as long as the document is obtained from the original source (e.g., e-Bills from utility companies, electronic bank statements, electronic earnings statement from employer, etc.) and shows his or her current name and address.

Within two business days of the person’s registration, the county board of elections will verify the person’s driver license or social security number, update the voter registration database, search for possible duplicate registrations, and proceed to verify the registrant’s address by mail. The registrant’s vote will be counted unless the county board of elections determines that the registrant is not qualified to vote.

Qualifications To Vote:
To register to vote and vote in a North Carolina county, a person must meet the following qualifications:
• Must be a U.S. citizen.
• Must be a resident of the county, and prior to voting in an election, must have resided at his or her residential address for at least 30 days prior to the date of the election.
• Must be at least 18 years old or will be 18 by the date of the next general election (Persons at least 16 years of age may pre-register).
• Must not be serving a sentence for a felony conviction (including probation or on parole). If previously convicted of a felony, the person’s citizenship rights must be restored. Citizenship and voting rights are automatically restored upon completion of the sentence. No special document is needed.
• Must rescind any previous registration in another county or state.
• Must provide their North Carolina driver’s license number or the last four digits of their Social Security number

First-time voters who at the time of their initial voter registration did not provide their North Carolina driver’s license number or the last four digits of their Social Security number, or who provided a number that could not be validated, will be required to show identification when they vote. This identification does not have to be a photo ID. The requirement for first-time voters to show identification is a requirement of the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) of 2002, a federal law not unique to North Carolina. Acceptable forms of HAVA ID include:
Acceptable HAVA ID:
• A current and valid photo identification; or
• A copy of one of the following documents that show the name and address of the voter: a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document.

First-time voters who are required to show HAVA ID will have been notified of this requirement by their county board of elections. If these voters do not bring an acceptable form of identification when they present to vote, they will be given a provisional ballot. The voter must then submit a copy of one of the acceptable forms of HAVA ID noted above to their county board of elections before the date set for the county canvass of the election in which they voted provisionally. The instructions provided to the provisional voter will explain the exact date and time by which the HAVA ID must be
submitted. If the voter fails to provide the county board of elections with acceptable HAVA ID, the voter’s
provisional ballot will not be counted.

Board of Elections Announces Polling Location Changes:
Due to impacts of Hurricane Florence, the New Hanover County Board of Elections has made temporary changes to two Election Day polling locations. Only voters who live in these precincts are affected by the change.

All voters who reside in precinct W30 will vote on Election Day at JC Roe Center located at 2875 Worth Dr., Wilmington, NC 28412.

All voters who reside in precinct H12 will vote on Election Day at Blair Elementary School located at 416 Edgewater Club Rd., Wilmington, NC 28411.

On Election Day, Tuesday, November 6, voters in these precincts may only vote at their temporary polling places named above.

For more information on the temporary polling place change, voting options and other election-related matters, please contact the New Hanover County Board of Elections by visiting NHCvote.com or calling (910) 798-7330.

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