Early voting for the Orange County primary election opens this Saturday for registered Democrat, Libertarian and Unaffiliated voters. Early voting will last until Saturday, May 5, and the regular Primary Election Day is May 8.
Residents that are registered with the Republican Party or the Green Party cannot vote in the Orange County primary election because the open positions have either only one Republican candidate running uncontested or none.
The primary election lets voters choose between multiple candidates in one party. The chosen candidate will then represent the party in the general election in November.
The five early voting sites are the Hillsborough Board of Elections, the Carrboro Town Hall, the Chapel of the Cross in Chapel Hill, Efland Ruritan Club Building and the Seymour Senior Center in Chapel Hill. Residents can vote at any of the five early voting sites, regardless of their assigned precinct.
Same-day registration will be available at all five early-voting sites. Residents who have not registered to vote can bring a valid form of ID to the site and complete the registration process before voting.