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October 18
#ReadytoVote: Wake County Early Voting Underway Now Through Nov. 5

Wake County voters will have the opportunity to cast their ballots early for the 2016 General Election beginning this Thursday.

On Oct. 20, nine sites across the county opened for early voting. On Oct. 27, an additional 11 early voting sites will open. Early voting ends at 1 p.m. on Nov. 5.

The top 5 things you should know before you vote early:

  1. Eligible Wake County voters may vote at any Wake County early voting site. Dates and times for early voting vary by location. See the full schedule here.
  2. If you forgot to register to vote, you can do same-day registration during early voting. You will need to show proof of your current address to register. You will not be able to do same-day registration on Election Day, Nov. 8. Learn about same-day registration requirements here.
  3. If you are a registered voter who has moved, you can update your address during early voting or on Election Day. Keep in mind that it will be quicker to update your address during early voting than on Election Day.
  4. You may avoid the long lines by voting toward the beginning of the early voting period. Lines are generally the longest on the last three days of early voting.
  5. You can save time and gas by voting by mail. Any registered Wake County voter may vote absentee by mail. To do so, you need to request your ballot by Nov. 1. Learn how easy it is to vote by mail here.

Learn more about the election and view your sample ballot at readytovote.com and follow the Wake County elections news on social media using #ReadytoVote.





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