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Election Law Changes
Make sure you can vote!
How do I register to vote?
You can register to vote in-person at the County Board of Election office or you can fill out a form and return it to us. Forms can be downloaded here:
Mail your form to:
Brunswick County Board of Elections
PO Box 2
Bolivia, NC 28422
For more details on voter registration (including other locations to pick up forms):
When is the deadline to register?
You must be registered to vote 25 days prior to the election - Friday, Oct. 9 for the Nov. 3, 2015 election.
Can I vote early?
Yes! You can vote early at selected one-stop early voting locations Thursday, Oct. 22 through Saturday, Oct. 31.
Times and locations will be posted when available.
Can I register and vote the same day?
No. You can no longer register and vote the same day at one-stop early voting. You must be registered to vote 25 days prior to Election Day.
Do I need photo ID to vote?
Not yet – you will need to present photo ID to cast your ballot in person beginning in 2016.
**You may need to show ID on Election Day if you did not provide your ID number when initially registering to vote.
What if I don’t have a photo ID for 2016?
If you do not have a valid photo ID for voting purposes, you can obtain a free state-issued voter photo ID card at your local DMV (you must meet the DMV’s requirements for proving your identity).
For more details click here: http://www.ncdot.gov/dmv/driver/id/
What if I need to vote absentee?
You must use the state form to request an absentee ballot: http://www.brunswickcountync.gov/Portals/0/BC/files/elections/Absentee%20Ballot%20Request%20Form.pdf
Absentee ballots will be available beginning Friday, Oct. 2. We must receive your request for an absentee ballot by Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 5 p.m.
Completed ballots must be received in person by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 3. Mailed ballots must be postmarked on or before Nov. 3 and received by Friday, Nov. 6.
For further details, click here: http://www.brunswickcountync.gov/Departments/GeneralGovernment/BoardofElections/AbsenteeOneStopVoting.aspx
What if I go to the wrong precinct on Election Day?
You must vote in the correct precinct on Election Day. Your polling place location is listed on your voter registration card. If you inadvertently go to the incorrect precinct, poll workers will be happy to assist you in giving directions to your correct precinct polling location. Provisional ballots for out-of-precinct voters will not be counted.