Ocracoke will host two one-stop early voting days on Thursday, October 23, and Friday, October 24, at the Ocracoke Volunteer Fire Department. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, voting will be in the fire truck bays to allow for social distancing. Please wear a mask and maintain social distancing practices when voting.
One-stop voting is also available on the mainland for Hyde County residents at the Board of Elections Site (Public Safety Building) at 1223 Main Street in Swan Quarter
While the regular voter registration deadline ended on Friday, October 9, residents can still register and vote in person at one-stop sites during the early voting period, (which runs from Thursday, October 15 to October 31) – a process is known as same-day registration.
Same-day registrants must attest to their eligibility and provide proof of residence. Within two business days, the county board of elections will review the registration and the registrant’s address. Your vote will be counted unless the Hyde County board of elections determines that you are not qualified to vote.
Absentee ballots (voting by mail) may also be requested by Hyde residents from now until October 27. The request must be received in the county board of elections office by 5:00 p.m. on Oct. 27. The absentee request form can be emailed, faxed, mailed or returned in person to your county board of elections (contact information included with the form). If you are mailing your request, please include enough time for your request to be received by the deadline. You can download the absentee ballot request form here.
For more information on voting in Hyde County, visit the Hyde County Elections Office at https://www.hydecountync.gov/departments/elections_office.php.