Early voting tips to know before you head to the polls

The polls for early voting open October 20 at 8 am and will run for about two weeks, ending on November 5th.
Published: Oct. 20, 2022 at 7:51 AM EDT
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WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - One-Stop Early Voting opened October 20 at 8 a.m. and will run for about two weeks, ending on November 5. Taking advantage of early voting is a great idea, especially if you know you cannot make it to the polls on Election Day.

A few tips to know before heading to early voting polls:

  • You vote on your own time
  • Votes can be cast in any precinct
  • You can see a sample ballot before going by looking up your voting registration, which can help expedite the voting process
  • If you’re not registered, you can register the same day at any one-stop voting location
  • No form of identification is needed, unless you seek to register
  • There are precinct officials at every location in case you need help or have questions

Sara LaVere, director of the Brunswick County Board of Elections, explains that you can enter your voter record here to obtain a sample ballot. This makes the process when you’re in the booth much faster, since you will know what the ballot looks like and who you plan on voting for.

LaVere also believes that this midterm election may see a higher rate of early voters due to of the popularity and convenience of voting outside election day.

To see locations and times for voting locations, please visit this story.

WECT, WHQR and Port City Daily organized three candidate forums at Cape Fear Community College’s Union Station Auditorium. The full recording of these events is available below: