Early voting for primary elections in North Carolina kicked off Thursday in cities all over the state. With the semester coming to a close, many UNC students will go home to places like Charlotte, Raleigh and Wilmington and participate in local elections to choose candidates for the general election in November of this year.
N.C. residents have to register to vote 25 days before an election, and although this deadline has already passed, most counties offer same-day registration during early voting. During the one-stop early voting period, those wishing to vote can arrive at their polling location with a filled-out form that can be found online and a photo ID. Acceptable forms of photo ID include N.C. drivers licenses, photo ID from a government agency or photo ID from a university.
Early Voting: April 19 - May 5
Primary Election: May 8
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