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  • Absentee Ballot Request Deadline: 10/27/2020

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    October 27, 2020

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                                            Oct. 27, 2020

    Board of Elections

    Contact: Terri Robertson, Director
    E-mail: trobertson@co.cumberland.nc.us

    Telephone: 910-678-7733

     

    Today is Deadline to Request Absentee Ballot, One-Stop Voting Ends Saturday

     

    FAYETTEVILLE – Voters wishing to request an absentee ballot for the Nov. 3 election have until 5 p.m. today to complete and return the form to the Board of Elections office at 227 Fountainhead Lane or they may return them by email or fax. To request a ballot, use the NC State Absentee Portal.

     

    As of Oct. 26, the Board mailed more than 33,800 absentee ballots to voters who requested them. Since Sept. 29, the five-member board has been meeting twice weekly through Oct. 16 to review ballots. From Oct. 19 through Election Day, Nov. 3, the board will meet each weekday. All meetings start at 9 a.m. except the Nov. 3 meeting which starts at 2 p.m.

     

    The State Board of Elections announced on Sept. 11 that North Carolina voters who vote by mail can now track the status of their absentee ballot with a new online service called BallotTraxThe service is available through links on the State Board of Elections’ website, NCSBE.gov.

    One-Stop Voting

    Saturday, Oct. 31, is the last day to participate in one-stop voting. Cumberland County residents who are qualified to vote and are registered 25 days prior to the election may vote during the One-Stop Voting period. Individuals who are not yet registered may register and vote on the same day at the early voting sites.

     

    To find polling sites and hours, visit co.cumberland.nc.us/departments/election-group/elections/absentee-onestop/one-stop-voting.

    The voter must prove their residence by showing any of the following documents with their current name and address:

    • North Carolina driver’s license
    • Other photo identification issued by a government agency. Any government-issued photo ID is acceptable, provided that the card includes the voter's current name and address.
    • A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document showing the voter’s name and address.
    • A current college/university photo identification card paired with proof of campus habitation.

    Registered voters may update their address and change vital information in an existing registration record at the One-Stop site, but they are not allowed to change their party affiliation during the One-Stop Voting period that precedes a partisan primary.

     

    For more information, go to co.cumberland.nc.http://co.cumberland.nc.us/departments/election-group/electionsus/election-board. The Board of Elections is located at 227 Fountainhead Lane. The office is now open to the public. You may call 910-678-7733 or email boardofelections@co.cumberland.nc.us Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for assistance.

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    Contact:
    Teri Robertson, Board of Elections Director
    trobertson@co.cumberland.nc.us, 910-678-7733