absentee voting, more commonly known as “early voting,” began on
Wednesday, October 17, in Dare County. Early voting allows residents to
vote at any county precinct, and also to register to vote if they have
not already done so, before casting their vote in the same trip.
the early voting period, any registered voter can cast an absentee
ballot in person on select days prior to Election Day. Unlike on
Election Day, when registered voters can only vote at their specific
precinct, early voting allows members of the community to vote at any
of the three one-stop absentee voting site in the county. One-stop
sites will have all the ballot styles for a given election at each site.
One-Stop Early Voting, voters may update their address and change vital
information in an existing registration record, but are not allowed to
change their party affiliation.
County residents who are not already registered can also register to
vote, and vote in the same day at One-Stop Early Voting, as long as
they will be:
• 18 years old by Election Day
• Have lived in Dare County for at least 30 days
• Can provide proof of identity and residence.
For more information on same day registration at one-stop early voting sites, click here.
Hatteras Island, the early voting site has changed from the main
Fessenden Center to the Fessenden Center Annex, which is located at
47017 Buxton Back Road in Buxton.
Additional county sites for early voting include the following:
• Dare County Administration Building located at 954 Marshall C. Collins Drive, Manteo, NC 27954
• Kill Devil Hills Town Hall located at 102 Town Hall Drive, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
voting for Hyde County will be available at the Ocracoke Volunteer Fire
Department on Thursday, October 25, and Friday, October 26, from 9 a.m.
to 5 p.m.
voting in Hyde County is also available starting today at the Board of
Elections Site (Public Safety Building) on the mainland at 1223 Main
Street in the town of Swanquarter. A one stop voting schedule for Hyde
County can be found here.