UNION COUNTY – North Carolina will soon open their polls for Early Voting. One-stop absentee voting (often referred to as “early voting”) is available for any registered voter to cast an absentee ballot prior to Election Day. One-Stop Voting also allows for voters to vote at any convenient polling station since, unlike Election Day Voting, you can vote early at any One-stop voting location in your county. Union County’s early voting sites will be announced soon but are usually located at Wesley Chapel Fire Department, Marvin Ridge High School, and other locations. Early Voting will begin on October 13, 2020, and end on Saturday, October 31, 2020, for the November 3, 2020, General Election.
You are also able to register to vote on the same day as you enroll through Same-Day Registration. Early Voting sites will be able to process voter registration and then allow the newly registered voter to cast their ballot. You must provide proof of residence and acceptable forms of identification which can be found online at https://www.ncsbe.gov/Voting-Options/One-Stop-Early-Voting. Online registration is available as well at https://www.ncsbe.gov/Voters/Registering-to-Vote. You can check your voter registration status online at https://vt.ncsbe.gov/RegLkup/.
North Carolina is one of a few states that do not require any reason to request an absentee ballot. A request for an absentee ballot can be found at https://s3.amazonaws.com/dl.ncsbe.gov/Forms/NCAbsenteeBallotRequestForm.pdf and contains instructions on who can assist you with an absentee ballot and how to return the form. North Carolina also has information regarding the impact of Coronavirus on voting onb their website. This page has links and information about how the pandemic has affected voting in NC and can be found at https://www.ncsbe.gov/coronavirus.
It has been forecasted that poll workers will be in short supply this year. North Carolina is urging younger residents to step up to volunteer to work at the polls. Positions are paid and poll workers will need to attend a class before beginning work. Information about how to become a poll worker can be found at https://www.unioncountync.gov/news/election-workers-needed-early-voting-and-general-election.