17 Aug OC Board of Elections Confirms Early Voting Sites
Posted at 22:56h
David Archer Reporting
Additional Reporting by Anne Brenner
HILLSBOROUGH-Orange County officials have confirmed the locations of five early voting sites for the voters who wish to cast their ballots before November 6.“Early voting begins on October 18,” says Orange County Board of Elections Chair Jim White. “All sites will be open all days, except for October 27, when the on-campus Ram’s Head Dining Hall site will be closed because of the N.C. State football game.”Late last month, the County Board sent their requests for early voting sites to the State Board for approval. The spots are now officially at the Board of Elections’ office, Carrboro Town Hall, Mt. Zion AME Church Fellowship Bldg., the Rams Head Dining Hall, and the Seymour Senior Center. These were also the early voting sites for the May primary.The Town Hall and Board of Elections locations will be open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays. The other three sites will be open from noon until 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays, excluding the campus site on the day of the N.C. State game.Some questions have arisen about the possibility of early voting on Sundays, but White says that won’t be happening in Orange County—at least, not this election season.“The Board has not chosen Sunday early voting for this round of elections,” he says. “I know some counties have had some Sunday early voting. We have expanded the hours out; previously on Saturday’s it’s been 9-1 on Saturdays and now it’s 9-3, but there’s currently no Sunday voting in Orange County.”
Orange County residents who are not registered to vote may do so at any site on the day they cast their ballots. Same-day registration is not an option on the November 6 election date.
All sites will be open from 9 A.M. to 3 P.M. on November 6. Click here for more information.
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