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From left to right: Evan, nine, Amelia, eight and a half, and Will, nine, point their wands in preparation for Halloween night in Durham on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020. The three, who have all known each other their whole lives, will be going as Harry, Hermione and Ron from Harry Potter. Amelia lives across the street from Evan and Will, who are identical twins and just five and a half months older than Amelia. They all agreed that they are most excited to get candy and play corn hole on Halloween.

Evan, Amelia and Will: Ron, Hermione, and Harry

From left to right: Evan, nine, Amelia, eight and a half, and Will, nine, point their wands in preparation for Halloween night in Durham on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020. The three, who have all known each other their whole lives, will be going as Harry, Hermione and Ron from Harry Potter. Amelia lives across the street from Evan and Will, who are identical twins and just five and a half months older than Amelia. They all agreed that they are most excited to get candy and play corn hole on Halloween.


From left to right: Amelia, eight and a half, Evan, nine, and Will, nine, point their wands in preparation for Halloween night in Durham on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020. Amelia lives across the street from Evan and Will, who are identical twins and just five and a half months older than Amelia. The three, who have all known each other their whole lives, will be going as Harry, Hermione and Ron from Harry Potter. They all agreed that they are most excited to get candy and play corn hole on Halloween.

Evan, Amelia and Will: Ron, Hermione, and Harry

From left to right: Amelia, eight and a half, Evan, nine, and Will, nine, point their wands in preparation for Halloween night in Durham on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020. Amelia lives across the street from Evan and Will, who are identical twins and just five and a half months older than Amelia. The three, who have all known each other their whole lives, will be going as Harry, Hermione and Ron from Harry Potter. They all agreed that they are most excited to get candy and play corn hole on Halloween.


Heather Brutz, 40, stands at the entrance of the Chapel of the Cross early voting site on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020. Brutz, who graduated with an MBA from the UNC School of Business, works for N.C. State at the North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center. "I've worked in three general elections before," Brutz said, "but this is my first time doing early voting."

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Heather Brutz, 40, stands at the entrance of the Chapel of the Cross early voting site on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020. Brutz, who graduated with an MBA from the UNC School of Business, works for N.C. State at the North Carolina Clean Energy Technology Center. "I've worked in three general elections before," Brutz said, "but this is my first time doing early voting."


Taryn Ward, born and raised in Chapel Hill, mans the Orange County Democrats table outside of the University Mall early voting site on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020. Ward has been completing on various tasks meant to increase voter participation. "I've distributed information around the neighborhoods, helped with voter registration and today, I've signed up to be a greeter," Ward said. "I want to try and encourage people in our community to get out there and make positive change. Your vote matters. Please vote."

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Taryn Ward, born and raised in Chapel Hill, mans the Orange County Democrats table outside of the University Mall early voting site on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020. Ward has been completing on various tasks meant to increase voter participation. "I've distributed information around the neighborhoods, helped with voter registration and today, I've signed up to be a greeter," Ward said. "I want to try and encourage people in our community to get out there and make positive change. Your vote matters. Please vote."


Matthi Shalev, born and raised in Kibbutz, Israel, stands outside of an early voting site in the University Mall on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020. "I've been here for eight hours today," Shalev said. "I feel energized. I can't wait. I'm anxious. I want my life back." Shalev, who is retired, says he joined the Orange County Democrats campaign months ago on behalf of all the people with jobs who cannot. "I feel crazy," Shalev said. "This is beyond any differences between ideology or anything with substance. It's just about sanity and regular life."

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Matthi Shalev, born and raised in Kibbutz, Israel, stands outside of an early voting site in the University Mall on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020. "I've been here for eight hours today," Shalev said. "I feel energized. I can't wait. I'm anxious. I want my life back." Shalev, who is retired, says he joined the Orange County Democrats campaign months ago on behalf of all the people with jobs who cannot. "I feel crazy," Shalev said. "This is beyond any differences between ideology or anything with substance. It's just about sanity and regular life."