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October 29
​Early Voting Ends Saturday at 3 p.m., Polls Reopen at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday

Record turnout continues throughout Wake County

More than 480,000 Wake County voters have already cast their ballots in the 2020 election – a record-breaking turnout. The Wake County Board of Elections encourages those who haven’t voted yet to take advantage of the final hours of early in-person voting. It’s the last chance for residents to register and vote at the same time.

All 20 early voting sites throughout the county will be open:

  • Friday, Oct. 30 – 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 31 – 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. (FINAL DAY!)

“Already more than 60% of our registered voters have cast ballots thanks to the convenience of early voting and absentee by mail,” said Gary Sims, director of the Wake County Board of Elections. “You can vote at any of the 20 early voting locations, regardless of where you live in the county, which is the big difference from Election Day, when residents need to go to their assigned precinct.”

To find a convenient early voting location, visit WakeVotesEarly.com for an interactive map, hours, details about each site and the new Early Voting Estimated Wait Time Tool.

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Nov. 3: Election Day 2020
If you’re planning to vote on Election Day, the polls open at 6:30 a.m. and close at 7:30 p.m. There will be 206 different precinct polling places open on Election Day, so take the time to find your assigned voting location.

The Board of Elections has implemented safety procedures to help 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.

Unofficial election results will begin being posted on the Wake County Board of Elections website after the polls close at 7:30 p.m. on Election Day. Early voting results will be posted first. Absentee ballot results will be posted as soon as possible, followed by precinct results as they come in.

About Wake County Board of Elections
The Wake County Board of Elections is responsible for conducting all elections held in the county. The board establishes election precincts and voting sites; appoints and trains precinct officials; prepares and distributes ballots and voting equipment; certifies ballots cast in elections and investigates any voting irregularities.

The Wake County Board of Elections also maintains voter registration and voting records for more than 790,000 voters. To learn more about Wake County Board of Elections, follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook or contact us at 919-404-4040.


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