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2016 Voter Guide

The 2016 Presidential and General Election is coming up Nov. 8.

Here are some important dates and things to remember as you head to the polls in North Caorlina:

Oct. 20-Nov. 5 – One-stop early voting
Click here to find early voting locations in your community.

Nov. 1 is the last day to request an absentee ballot in North Carolina
N.C. Absentee Ballot Request Form (English)
N.C. Absentee Ballot Request Form (Spanish)

Nov. 8 – Election Day

Do I need to show a photo ID to vote?

Because the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals overturned North Carolina’s voter ID law this summer, registered voters are NOT be required to show an ID when voting in person this fall.

However, certain first-time voters casting their ballots in person or by mail may have to show some form of identification.

Under the federal Help America Vote Act of 2002, first-time voters who at the time of their initial voter registration did not provide their North Carolina driver 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. A current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or other government document are acceptable.

How should I vote?

We encourage you to do your own research into the candidates and various state and local races. To help with your decision making, look for our 2016 endorsement guide soon on the blog. You may also print out a customized sample ballot to take with you to the polls on Nov. 8.

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