Check the location of your polling place for election day

Updated: Nov. 3, 2020 at 8:58 AM EST
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SOUTHEASTERN N.C. (WECT) - Early voting ended on October 31, so people wanting to perform their civic duty by voting in person on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3, need to check the location of their polling place.

Unlike with early voting where people can choose where to vote, Election Day ballots must be cast at the polling place assigned to each registered voter.

Many of the sites used as polling places on election day are different from those used for early voting. If you are unsure of your polling place, you can use the Polling Place Search tool on the State Board of Elections website.

Alternatively, if you know your precinct, addresses for polling stations in each of the five counties in the WECT viewing area can be found here:

New Hanover County

Brunswick County

Pender County

Bladen County

Columbus County

Polling places are open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on election day. People who are in line by 7:30 p.m. will be able to cast their ballot.

If you have an absentee by-mail ballot that you have not yet returned, you can do one of the following:

  • Deposit it at a polling site on Election Day
  • Return your ballot, sealed inside the completed envelope, to your county board of elections by 5 p.m. on Election Day
  • Put your sealed and witnessed ballot in the mail, so long as it is postmarked on or before election day—these must be received by November 12 to be counted

Same-day registration is not available on Election Day; however, if you have registered and your name does not appear on the voter list, you may request a provisional ballot.

If you have any questions, you can call the North Carolina State Board of Elections at (919) 814-0700.

As of November 2, at 1:30 p.m., 3,615, 919 one-stop early voting ballots and 947,421 absentee by-mail ballots had been cast in North Carolina out of the 7,367,696 registered voters.

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