It takes your voice
Make a Plan to Vote
Your right to vote is important – be sure to make a plan so that nothing gets in the way of making your voice heard. Whether you’re voting on election day, during Early Voting or by mail – now is the time to make a plan to vote.
Here’s how to make a voting plan.
Check Your Voter Registration
Not sure if you’re registered? Look up your voter registration status. If you are not registered, you may register at early voting sites during the early voting period and cast your vote. This is called “same-day registration.”
To register, you will need:
- North Carolina driver’s license or another photo identification issued by a government agency including the voter’s current name and address.
- A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document showing the voter’s name and address.
- A current college/university photo identification card paired with proof of campus habitation.
Decide How and When You Plan to Vote
Vote In-Person on Election Day
Election Day is November 3, 2020. On Election Day, you must vote at your polling place. Find it here.
Vote In-Person During Early Voting
Early Voting is Oct 15, 2020 – Oct 31, 2020. You may early vote at any voting location in your county – click here to search for polling sites by county.
Should you decide to vote in-person, it’s important to know that significant precautions are being taken at voting sites to prevent the transmission of COVID-19. According to the North Carolina State Board of Elections, these include enforcing social distancing, providing hand sanitizer and masks, providing single-use pens and frequent cleaning, among others.
Vote by Mail
In North Carolina, any registered voter can apply to vote by mail. Due to COVID-19, voting by mail ensures all citizens have the opportunity to safely and securely exercise their right to vote. Here’s how to vote by mail:
- Send in a complete absentee ballot request form by email, fax, or hand-delivery to your County Board of Elections by 5:00 PM on October 27, 2020.
- Once you receive your ballot and fill it out, seal the ballot in the provided return envelope and complete the Absentee Application and Certificate on the return envelope. Don’t forget — a witness must sign the return envelope for your ballot to be counted.
- Return your ballot by mail with the provided return envelope or deliver it in-person to the County Board of Elections by 5:00 PM November 3, 2020.
Cast Your Vote
Healthcare issues are prominent in elections, because policies at both the state and federal level affect many aspects of how North Carolinians access care. Voting is one of the best ways to ensure your voice is heard in the development of these policies. Click here for nine healthcare questions that can help you decide which candidate would best address the healthcare issues that matter most to you and your family.
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