Your Raleigh Early Voting Guide

Today, Oct. 20, marks the start of the 17-day early voting period running through Nov. 5 at 3pm. And, before you dismiss this midterm election, “The Next Presidential Election Is Happening Right Now in the States.” So, since this election is so important, we rounded up some answers to a few FAQs so you can aptly prep for the polls… because being an informed voter is so in. See you at the polls!

Who’s running?

Peep our 2022 Raleigh City Council candidates cheat sheet (and elevator pitches) and our 2022 General Assembly stances for a complete comprehensive list of who’s running for office— and more importantly, their stances on key issues if elected. 

Where do you go to vote?

Here’s a perk of early voting. … You can cast your ballot at any early voting site in Wake County! Not registered yet? No problem. You can register and vote on the same day, which is different from Election Day, where registered voters have to vote at their assigned location. For voting sites and schedules around the city, click here.

What do you need to bring?

If you’ve previously voted in NC, you don’t need to bring your ID; if you’re a first-timer, make sure you’ve got a form of identification on hand. Acceptable forms of ID include a driver’s license or another state-issued identification, a U.S. passport, employee ID, student ID, military ID, a copy of a utility bill, a bank statement or a paycheck. 

Are there any COVID-19 protocols in place?

To help protect North Carolina’s 7 million+ voters, the State Board strongly encourages wearing masks when inside, keeping social distancing requirements in mind and following sanitation protocols. For more information, visit this site.

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