One-stop voting to begin Oct. 14
By Steve Herring
Published in News on October 4, 2010 1:46 PM
Wayne County voters will be able to cast their ballots prior to the Nov. 2 general election at any of the three one-stop voting locations that will open Oct. 14. Polls will be open from 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. on Election Day.
The one-stop sites will be located at the Wayne County Public Library, 1001 E. Ash St. Goldsboro, Woodmen of the World building, 3733 U.S. 117 North, Goldsboro, and on the former Carver High School campus, 612 S. Breazeale Ave., Mount Olive.
The dates and times will be:
* Oct. 14 and 15, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Oct. 18-22, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Oct. 25-29, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Oct. 30, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Registered voters may update their address and change information on an existing registration record at the one-stop sites.
Also, new voters may complete a voter registration form and vote. However, they can vote only at a one-stop site in the county of registration during the one-stop voting period and not on Election Day.
To register, a person must go to a one-stop voting site in their county of residence during the one-stop voting period. They are required to fill out a voter registration application and to provide proof of residency by showing identification with their current name and current address.
The registration application cannot be fully processed until the required information is provided.
Acceptable forms of identification include:
* North Carolina driver's license with current address
* utility bill with name and current address
* telephone or mobile phone bill
* electric or gas bill
* cable television bill
* water or sewage bill.
Also acceptable are documents with the person's name and current address from a local, state or U.S. government agency, such as:
* government-issued photo ID
* U.S. military ID
* license to hunt, fish, own a gun, etc.
* property or other tax bill
* automotive or vehicle registration
* certified documentation of naturalization
* public housing or Social Service Agency document
* check, invoice, or letter from a government agency
* birth certificate
* student photo ID along with a document from the school showing the student's name and current address
* paycheck or paycheck stub from an employer or a W-2 statement
* bank statement or bank-issued credit card statement.
The deadline for requesting an absentee ballot by mail is Oct. 26 at 5 p.m. The deadline for returning absentee ballots to the Wayne County Board of Elections is no later than 5 p.m. Nov. 1.
A detailed voter registration search engine where voters may obtain all of their registration information is available at the Wayne County Board of Elections' website, www.waynegov.com/boe.
Sample ballots and candidate information are available as well.