All the chatter about hacking voting machines and fake ads can be overwhelming, but don’t become confused or discouraged. Here are some tips so you can use your precious right to vote.
First, there’s a free hotline number to call if you have any questions about where, when or how to vote, or if you experience any problem when you’re at the polls. The number is 888-OUR-VOTE or 888-687-8683.
Second, you can preview your actual ballot by following the steps at demnc.co/lookup. You can take a list on paper or your cell phone into the polls to help remember your choices. But don’t talk on your phone, and no selfies! Photos are not allowed inside the polls.
Third, you can use any early voting location in your county to vote until Feb. 29, but on March 3 be sure to go to your own precinct’s polling place. Find the hours and locations for early voting at ncvoter.org/early. Find your March 3 voting place at demnc.co/lookup.
Fourth, you can register as a new voter in your county during early voting (not on Election Day). It’s smart to use early voting because you can resolve any registration issue at that time and avoid the chance of bad weather on Election Day.