What time are polls open Tuesday? 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
What times of day can I expect shorter lines? Polls are busiest in the early morning hours, around lunch time and in the evening, according to the State Board of Elections. If you’re able to go while 9-to-5 workers are busy on the job, you’ll probably get to vote faster.
How do I find my polling place and a sample ballot? Go to https://vt.ncsbe.gov/voter_search_public/ and enter your name.
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What kind of photo ID should I bring? Poll workers will accept N.C. driver’s licenses or DMV-issued ID cards, veterans ID cards, passports, military ID cards or tribal ID cards.
What if my photo ID is expired? Expired IDs are fine if you’re age 70 or older or if you have a North Carolina driver’s license that expired within the past four years. Otherwise, your ID can’t be past its listed expiration date.
What if my photo ID doesn’t list my current address? That’s fine, unless you’re using an out-of-state driver’s license or ID card. IDs issued by other states are only allowed for voters who registered within 90 days of the election.
What if the name on my ID doesn’t match the name on my voter registration? The names have to be “the same or substantially equivalent,” but the State Board of Elections says that definition includes former names or maiden names, nicknames, initials and variations in spelling.
Do I need to bring the voter registration card I got in the mail? No.
What if I don’t meet the voter ID requirements? You can still vote using a provisional ballot, which will be reviewed and counted after election day. But you’ll have to fill out a form explaining why you weren’t able to meet the requirements.
If I vote a provisional ballot, will it count? How will I know? County boards of elections are responsible for reviewing provisional ballots. They’ll be approved unless someone successfully challenges the voter’s eligibility. Provisional voters will be given a PIN number they can use online or by phone 10 days after the election to find out if their vote counted.
Can I choose which party’s primary to vote in? If you’re registered as unaffiliated, you’ll select either a Democratic, Republican, Libertarian or nonpartisan ballot. If you’re registered as a member of a party, you’ll have to vote in that party’s primary.
Should I vote in the congressional primary? Even though a federal court struck down the current congressional districts and ordered the legislature to draw new ones, primaries for the current districts remain on the ballot – and elections officials urge voters to pick a candidate, just in case the legal situation changes. But the results in those races won’t be released, and a separate primary for the new districts is set for June 7.