Early voting for the Oct. 10 Fayetteville primary election begins Thursday with new requirements for voters.
For this election, voters will be required to show photo identification. Those without a photo ID can get one free at the Cumberland County Board of Elections Office.
The early voting schedule is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, Sept. 21-Oct. 6, and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 7 at the Cumberland County Board of Elections Office, 227 Fountainhead Lane.
Three contests for Fayetteville city office have primary elections this cycle: City Council Districts 2 and 5 and the mayoral race.
Residents can register to vote on the same day they vote during the early-voting period. Voters must be a U.S., 18 or older, and a legal resident of Cumberland County for 30 days before the date of the next election. To be eligible to vote in a municipal election, voters must be a city resident.
Go to the State Board of Elections website to use an interactive map to see municipal elections by location at ncsbe.gov/voting/upcoming-election.
Voter ID requirements
As of 2023, all voters in North Carolina will be required to show photo identification in order to vote.
Acceptable forms of ID include:
To learn more about the photo ID requirement, acceptable forms of identification and how to get a free voter ID, visit ncsbe.gov/voting/voter-id.
For more information, contact the Cumberland County Board of Elections at 910-678-7733 or visit cumberlandcountync.gov/elections.