INFORMATION ABOUT THE 2016 MARCH PRIMARY ELECTION IN ALAMANCE COUNTY:
UPDATE: THERE WILL BE NEW CONGRESSIONAL ELECTIONS ON JUNE 7TH, INCLUDING AN EARLY VOTING PERIOD. Find more information HERE.
Primary Election Calendar:
Monday, January 25 Absentee by Mail Begins
Friday, February 19 Voter Registration Closes for Primary Election
Thursday, March 3 One-Stop Early Voting Begins
Tuesday, March 8 Absentee by Mail Ends
Saturday, March 12 One-Stop Early Voting Ends
Tuesday, March 15 Primary Election Day
Early Voting Sites:
Youth Services 201 W Elm St. Graham, NC 27253
Holly Hill Mall 309 Huffman Mill Rd. #300 Burlington, NC 27215
Mebane Arts Center 622 Corregidor Dr. Mebane, NC 27302
Early Voting Days and Times:
Thursday, March 3 – Friday, March 4 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 5 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Monday, March 7 – Friday, March 11 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 12 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Primary Election Day Voting Sites:
find your precinct at www.ncsbe.gov/webapps/pollingplace_search/
Primary Election Day Voting Day and Time:
Tuesday, March 15 6:30 am – 7:30 pm
*note: Any voter that is in line at 7:30 p.m. will be allowed to vote.
GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE 2016 MARCH PRIMARY ELECTION IN NORTH CAROLINA:
Same Day Registration:
Persons who are not registered in a county may register to vote during the one-stop early voting period. This process is called “Same-Day Registration” and is currently permitted due to a preliminary injunction granted under a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit; this option is the subject of ongoing litigation in federal court. Find more information at http://www.ncsbe.gov/Elections/Election-Information
Primary Voting for 17-year olds who will be 18 by the November General Election:
North Carolina law permits citizens who are at least 17 years of age to register to vote and vote in a primary election, as long as the person will be 18 years of age on the date of the general election. However, these individuals may register starting no earlier than 60 days prior to the date of the primary election. Find more information at http://www.ncsbe.gov/Elections/Election-Information.
Voting if you have a criminal record:
If you are convicted of a felony, you temporarily lose your citizenship rights. But you automatically get your rights back after you finish all parts of your sentence, including any probation or parole. You do not need a special document saying your rights are restored. You just register to vote like any other citizen. If you were registered before your conviction, you will need to register again. If you are convicted of a misdemeanor, even if you are in jail, or if you are awaiting trial, you do not lose your right to vote.
If you DO NOT HAVE AN ACCEPTABLE PHOTO ID or cannot vote in person, you can still vote:
- A signed and completed State Absentee Ballot Request Form may be mailed, faxed, e-mailed or delivered in person to the county board of elections office and must be received by the county board of elections no later than 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 8. The State Absentee Ballot Request Form may be found at http://www.ncsbe.gov/Portals/0/FilesP/AbsenteeBallotRequestForm.pdf.
- When completing the form, the voter or the requestor must sign provide an identification number for the voter (i.e., NC DMV driver license number, NC DMV identification card number, or the last four digits of the voter’s social security number.) If an identification number is not provided on the form, then the requestor must submit a copy of a current and valid photo identification or a copy of one of the following documents that shows the name and address of the voter: a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document.
- Absentee ballots must be returned to the county board of elections no later than 5:00 p.m. on the date of the election. The envelope may be mailed or delivered in person to the board of elections’ office. An absentee ballot may also be delivered to an election official at a one-stop voting site during any time that site is open for voting. Ballots received after 5:00 p.m. on election day will be timely ONLY if they are received by mail and bear a postmark that is dated on or before the date of the election and are received no later than 5:00 p.m. on the third day following the election. More information on absentee voting may be found at http://www.ncsbe.gov/Voting/Absentee-Voting.
Declaration of Reasonable Impediment:
- Voters who are unable to obtain an acceptable photo ID due to a reasonable impediment may still vote a provisional ballot at the polls. (Examples of a reasonable impediment include but are not limited to the lack of proper documents, family obligations, transportation problems, work schedule, illness or disability, among other reasonable impediments faced by the voter.)
- Declaration of Reasonable Impediment: Voters must sign a declaration describing their impediment and provide their date of birth and last four digits of their Social Security number, or present their current voter registration card or a copy of an acceptable document bearing their name and address. (Acceptable documents include a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government-issued document.)
Find more information at the following links: