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Eligible individuals may register to vote for the October 5 municipal elections until the deadline at 5 p.m. Friday, September 10.

North Carolina elections officials wish to remind Election Day voters that it may take a few weeks before their “voter history” is updated to reflect their recent vote in their voter record available through the State Board of Elections’ Voter Search tool.

Recently, questions have arisen about the law pertaining to assistance to voters at voting sites. The State Board of Elections will investigate credible allegations of improper assistance.

Four days remain in North Carolina’s early voting period, which ends Saturday, October 31. Sometime Wednesday morning, total voter turnout in the 2020 general election will reach 50 percent in North Carolina.

With a strong showing from mail-in and early voters, North Carolina on Friday eclipsed more than one million votes in the 2020 general election. With more than two weeks until Election Day, more than 14 percent of registered voters have already cast ballots.

North Carolina voters turned out in droves on the weather-friendly first day of the early voting period Thursday, with nearly 230,000 ballots cast across the state as of 5:30 p.m. With a couple hours of voting to go, that number easily surpassed the total for the entire first day of early voting in 2016, when about 166,000 ballots were cast statewide.

The following is a statement from the State Board of Elections regarding recent social media posts suggesting that if an election worker writes on your ballot, it will invalidate your ballot. In North Carolina, this is false.

North Carolina’s 17-day, in-person early voting period begins Thursday, October 15, and ends Saturday, October 31. The State Board of Elections offers the following 10 tips for early voters.

Eligible individuals who want to cast their ballot on Election Day 2020 have until Friday, October 9 to register to vote.

The State Board of Elections will hold a telephonic meeting beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, August 31, 2020.

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