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October 13
​Early Voting Now Underway at 20 Locations across Wake County

Sites open seven days a week through Oct. 31

Are you ready to vote? You can now cast your ballot ahead of the Nov. 3 election at 20 sites located around Wake County.

“Early voting is a great way to find a time that’s convenient to participate in the election,” said Gary Sims, director of the Wake County Board of Elections. “You can even register to vote and update your address at the same time you cast your ballot.”

Wake County has made it easy to find your nearest early voting location. Visit WakeVotesEarly.com for an interactive map, hours, details about each site, answers to frequently asked questions and more. You can check your voter registration and download a sample ballot customized to your address at ReadyToVote.com.

Starting Thursday, early voting will be open for the 17-day period:

  • Weekdays from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.;
  • Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and
  • Sundays from 1-6 p.m.

On the last day of early voting, Saturday, Oct. 31, sites will open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Looking to beat the crowds? Lines are historically shortest on the first days of early voting. The busiest times are around lunchtime on weekdays, 10-11 a.m. on Saturdays and the last three days of early voting.

There are 20 early voting sites around Wake County:

In previous elections, voters have voted early in Downtown Raleigh at the Wake County Board of Elections. That option is unavailable this year, because the Board has moved to 1200 N. New Hope Road, and the previous space was converted into an Emergency Operations Center during the response to COVID-19.

COVID-19 has changed every aspect of our world, and this year’s election is no exception. The Board of Elections has implemented a number of safety procedures to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Voters will be provided masks, hand sanitizer and single-use pens to mark their ballots. Election officials will wear proper personal protective equipment, sanitize surfaces between voters and ensure everyone adheres to social distancing guidelines.

Here's a video showing the ways Wake County has prepared and will work to ensure each vote counts.

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