voting for the Nov. 8 general election begins on Thursday, Oct. 20,
in both Dare and Hyde counties and continues until Saturday, Nov. 5.
Hatteras Island, the Dare County Board of Elections has a satellite
voting site at the Fessenden Center in Buxton with a voting schedule
of Monday through Friday from 2 until 6 p.m. except for Wednesday,
Oct. 26, and Tuesday, Nov. 1, when hours are from 10 a.m. until 2
Ocracoke, early voting will be at the Ocracoke fire station on
Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 2 and 3, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
complete early voting schedule for Dare and Hyde can be found at the
end of this article.
to vote closed today, Wednesday, Oct. 19, in North Carolina. If you
have not registered, you cannot vote on Election Day.
you can register to vote and vote during early voting.
because of a U.S. Court of Appeals decision that struck down North
Carolina's voter ID law, identification will not be required to vote.
the top of the ballot in the general election is the Presidential
race, featuring Republican Donald Trump, Democrat Hillary Clinton,
and Libertarian Gary Johnson .
addition, Gov. Pat McCrory, running for his second term, is being
challenged by Roy Cooper, the Democratic Attorney General.
incumbent U.S. Sen. Richard Burr us running against Democrat Deborah
Ross and Libertarian Sean Hough.
in Dare and other eastern counties, including Hyde, will also be
choosing whether to send incumbent Republican U.S. Rep. Walter Jones
back to Washington for his 12th term representing the state’s 3rd
Congressional District, or replace him with Democratic challenger
state legislative races, Dare and Hyde residents are electing a state
senator and a state representative.
the race for Senate District 1, incumbent Republican Bill Cook of
Chocowinity is being challenged by Democrat Brownie Futrell of
Rep. Paul Tine, U-Kitty Hawk, is not seeking another term
representing House District 6. Two members of the Dare County Board
of Commissioners -- Republican Beverly Boswell and Democrat Warren
Judge -- are facing off for the seat.
Dare County, Democrat Danny Couch is unopposed for the District 4
seat representing Hatteras Island. Three other commissioner races
are on the ballot -- incumbent Republican Wally Overman and Democrat
Rosemarie Doshier in District 1, incumbent Republican Bob Woodard and
Democrat John Towler in District 2, and Democrat Monica Thibodeau and
Republican Steve House in District 3.
Hyde County, Tom Pahl is unopposed for the seat representing Ocracoke
Township on the Board of Commissioners and Benjamin Simmons III is
unopposed for the Fairfield Township seat. Earl Pugh Jr. is running
against Thomas Midgette for the Land Landing seat.
Dare County League of Women Voters usually sponsors two forums for
local candidates. The forum scheduled for Hatteras Island was
cancelled. However, the League did host a forum in Nags Head on
Sunday, Oct. 16. Click
here to read
coverage of the forum in The Outer Banks Sentinel.
Day is Tuesday, Nov. 8., when the polls will be open from 6:30 a.m.
until 7:30 p.m. Early voting will start on Oct. 23 and end on Nov. 1.
(See early voting schedule below.)
here to see a
sample ballot for Dare County.
here to see a
sample ballot for Hyde County.
here to see the
Judicial Voters' Guide, produced by the North Carolina Board of
more information, contact the Dare County Board of Elections office
more information, contact the Hyde County Board of Elections office
at 252- 926-4194.