Every Vote Matters!
Election day is Tuesday, November 3, 2020. This year there is a Presidential election, and as always, your vote is important. This particular year, it seems that North Carolina will be a pivotal state in deciding who will become the next President of the United States.
I encourage all eligible North Carolinians to exercise their right to vote. I am not expressing an opinion on who you should vote for. I just want you to vote so that your opinion will be counted.
These are challenging times. We are dealing with the reality of COVID-19 and how that will affect everyone trying to get out and vote safely. In North Carolina, any registered voter may request a ballot by mail. This will keep our citizens safe while allowing them to fully exercise their right to vote, if they do not wish to vote in person.
This means you have to: 1. Register to vote (if you are not already registered). 2. Vote! (by mail or in person)
The deadline to register to vote in North Carolina is October 9, 2020. However, there may also be opportunities to register in person during the early voting period after that date. Check with the State Board of Elections if you have questions. But the time to act is now, if you want your vote to be counted.
The deadline to request a ballot by mail is October 27, 2020. If a voter needs help requesting their ballot, a person in a close relationship with the voter is allowed to assist them in requesting their ballot by mail.
Options for voting in person include voting in person on Election Day (November 3, 2020), or voting during the early voting period (from October 15, 2020 to October 31, 2020- but dates and hours may vary).
Please vote! #everyvotematters!