Election Day Tips


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Election Day Is Here!


America is at a crucial point. 2020 has thrown countless hurdles at people, from California wildfires to racial injustice, to COVID-19, and much more. Thousands have lost their lives and others are struggling to survive. The President’s response to this situation makes a significant difference and this year’s election is a life changer for many people. Our future leader would play an important role for the future of America and every citizen putting in their vote matters.


If you missed the days to vote early or forgot to request an absentee ballot, it is still not too late to put in your vote on Nov. 3. In-person voting has its risks, but right now more than ever, it is essential to vote in order to help our country. 


Standing in line for hours can be exhausting and tiring, here are 10 tips and recommendations to help you out.


  1. Find your Election Day polling place through the Voter Search or the Polling Place Search. Same day registration will be available.
  2. Check the timings of your nearest polling station. North Carolina polls are open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. 
  3. Be familiar with the ballot and candidates. Sample ballots are available through the Voter Search tool: https://vt.ncsbe.gov/RegLkup.
  4. Go as early as possible. Avoid lines and crowds and pick a time when there is the least rush. 
  5. Curbside voting is available for voters who are unable to enter the voting place without assistance due to age or disability. Once inside the polling place, voters who experience difficulties should request help from an election worker. 
  6. If you voted before, you do not need to show an ID. First-time voters are recommended to register by mail and bring an ID.
  7. Masks and hand sanitizers will be provided to voters, however, pack one of your own. Also, pack disinfecting wipes.
  8. Avoid crowded ride-sharing services, buses or trains. Wear a sturdy mask, not just cotton masks or bandanas. Maintain social distancing and follow COVID-19 safety guidelines.
  9. Pack a retractable chair and some water if you get tired!
  10. Photographing and videotaping ballots is against the law, voters may use electronic devices in the voting booth to access a slate card or candidate information.

For more information visit: https://www.ncsbe.gov/voting