Wake County Early Voting Numbers Cross 60,000 Mark; Waits May Increase Next Week

Two New Sites; Many Sites Have No Wait Times

Just over 60,000 voters have cast their ballots in the first six days of Early Voting for the November General Election. That’s only about 7% of the 811,000 voters who could conveniently select any of 15 different sites and experience little to no wait times to vote. With more than half a million voters expected to turn out for the mid-terms, Elections Officials are concerned that sites will get much busier next week.

“Despite concerns about disinformation or threats against poll workers shared throughout the country, Early Voting has gone exceptionally smoothly in Wake County so far and we’re just not seeing those fears come true,” said Gary Sims, director of the Wake County Board of Elections. “We’ve had great cooperation from all party leaders and perhaps our biggest concern has simply been why more voters aren’t taking advantage of the warm weather and this convenient voting option!”

There is NO need to wait with the easy Wait Time tool created by the Wake County Board of Elections. For example, if there’s a 15–20-minute wait at the popular Chavis Community Center, this tool will show voters that just 1.1 miles away, there’s absolutely no wait at the Southeast Raleigh YMCA. This new Early Voting site is conveniently located right off I-40. Another new location that voters may not be aware of is the Hilltop Needmore Town Park and Preserve, strategically located in the southern part of Wake County in Fuquay Varina.

Visit WakeVotesEarly.com for an interactive map, hours, details about each site, answers to frequently asked questions and more. Voters can check their voter registration and download a sample ballot customized to their address at ReadyToVote.com.

  • Weekdays from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.;
  • Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and
  • Sundays from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Looking to beat crowds? Come THIS week! Lines are historically shortest on the first 10 days of Early Voting. The busiest times are around lunchtime on weekdays, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturdays. The last three days of Early Voting are the busiest.

Here are the fifteen Early Voting sites in Wake County, available to any Wake County voter regardless of precinct: 

  1. Avery Street Recreation Center
    125 Avery St., Garner 27529
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  2. Cary Senior Center
    120 Maury Odell Pl., Cary 27513
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  3. Green Road Community Center
    4201 Green Rd., Raleigh 27604
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  4. Herbert C. Young Community Center
    101 Wilkinson Ave., Cary 27513
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  5. Hilltop Needmore Town Park and Preserve
    4621 Shady Greens Dr., Fuquay-Varina 27526
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  6. John Chavis Memorial Park Community Center
    505 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Raleigh 27601
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  7. John M. Brown Community Center
    53 Hunter St., Apex 27502
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  8. Lake Lynn Community Center
    7921 Ray Rd., Raleigh 27613
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  9.  NCSU Talley Student Union
    2411 Dunn Ave., Raleigh 27606
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  10. Northern Regional Center
    350 E. Holding Ave., Wake Forest 27587
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  11. Optimist Park Community Center
    5900 Whittier Dr., Raleigh 27609
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  12. Southeast Raleigh YMCA
    1436 Rock Quarry Rd., Raleigh 27610
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  13. Wake County Board of Elections Office
    1200 N. New Hope Rd., Raleigh 27610
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  14. W.E. Hunt Recreation Center
    301 Stinson Ave., Holly Springs 27540
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  15. Wendell Community Center
    601 W. 3rd St., Wendell 27591
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Find more information about voting and upcoming elections at ReadyToVote.com.

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 811,000 voters. To learn more about the Wake County Board of Elections, follow us on Twitter and Facebook or contact us at 919-404-4040.