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DTH Photo Illustration. Many assume that they must have a photo ID to vote, but this is not the case.

Here's what you need to know about voter ID in North Carolina

Voters must be registered in order to cast their ballot on Election Day. The deadline to register to vote was Oct. 14, but voters could register in person during early voting, which ended on Nov. 5. To register using same-day registration, voters must have resided in the county they intend to vote in for at least 30 days before Election Day. Following a referendum in the N.C. NAACP v. McCrory case, photo voter identification is not required to cast a ballot in North Carolina.

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Cars pass by the Sonja Haynes Stone Center, which will be the main voting location on UNC's campus on election day. Pictured on Monday, Oct. 31, 2022.

Orange County and Chapel Hill Transit provide resources for getting to the polls

Local voters without access to cars or other forms of personal transportation have a number of resources available for traveling to the polls on Election Day. One resource is Chapel Hill Public Transit, which has several routes that stop within walking distance to polls. The Orange County Democratic Party also has a volunteer ride service that can transport voters to polling locations. 

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Per unofficial results, North Carolina Rep. Graig Meyer (D-Caswell, Orange) has won the 2022 midterm election for the District 23 North Carolina Senate position. He defeated Republican opponent Landon Woods. Photos courtesy of Landon Woods, and DTH/Saurya Acharya.

Here's what you need to know about the NC Senate District 23 candidates

N.C. Rep. Graig Meyer (D-Caswell, Orange) and Republican Landon Woods are running for the North Carolina Senate District 23 seat, which includes Person, Caswell and Orange counties. The seat is being vacated by N.C. Sen. Valerie Foushee (D-Chatham, Orange), who is running for U.S. Congress. Meyer said he avidly supports helping people deal with student debt, as well as reducing carbon emissions, reproductive freedom and expanding voting access.  Woods said individuals should take steps forward in the climate fight, rather than large companies. His platform also mentions prison reform.

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