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  Wake County Early Voting


November 8, 2016 Election Early Voting Schedule


  Frequently Asked Questions 
Can any registered Wake County Voter vote Absentee by Mail?
Yes, and it is easy. (Watch our video explaining how easy it is.)
Who may vote at an early voting location?
Any eligible Wake County voter may vote at any Wake County early voting location.
May I update my name or address at an early voting location?
Yes. You may update your name and address before voting. If you moved 30 or more days before Election Day, you will receive the ballot style of your new address. If you moved fewer than 30 days before Election Day, you will receive the ballot style of your old address. Update your name or address now by completing a voter registration application.
May I change my party affiliation at an early voting location?
No. Changes to party affiliation cannot be made during the early voting period. Update your party affiliation now by completing a voter registration application.
How can I determine whether I’m registered to vote?
Check your voter registration status online here.
Why are the lines so long at early voting locations?
Lines are generally not long during the first days of early voting. Voting lines are the longest on the final 3 days of early voting.
Will there be "In-Person Registration" at Early Voting Sites?
Yes.  Eligible individuals may register and vote during the one-stop early voting period.  This “same-day registration” process is currently permitted due to a preliminary injunction granted under a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, but this option remains the subject of ongoing litigation in federal court.  Please note outside of our office or the State Board of Elections, a decision changing this may be handed down that we must comply with.  View a list of information you will need to bring if you choose "In-Person Registration" at an Early Voting Site. 
I heard that if I vote at an early voting location, my vote may not get counted. Is that true?
No. Your vote will be counted on Election Day along with the ballots cast in the precincts.



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