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One-stop early voting for primary elections begins Thursday


One-stop early voting for the May 17 primary elections begins Thursday and continues through May 14.

Here are five things to know if you plan to vote early:

Where are the early voting locations?

Cumberland County will have seven locations for one-stop early voting. They are:

  • Kiwanis Recreation Center, 352 Devers St.
  • Cliffdale Recreation Center, 6404 Cliffdale Road.
  • College Lakes Recreation Center, 4945 Rosehill Road.
  • East Regional Library, 4809 Clinton Road.
  • J.D. Pone Recreation Center, 2964 School Road, Hope Mills.
  • Smith Recreation Center, 1520 Slater Ave.
  • Stoney Point Recreation Center, 7411 Rockfish Road, Hope Mills.

What are the hours for early voting?

The hours for early voting Thursday and Friday are 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Hours Saturday are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. On Sunday, the hours are 2 to 5 p.m.

After Sunday, early voting will only be held Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 7:30 p.m with the exception of May 14, a Saturday and the last day of early voting for the primary election. Hours that day are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Can residents register during early voting?

People who missed the regular voter registration deadline on April 22 may register and vote at the same time during the early voting period, the North Carolina State Board of Elections said. Same-day registrants must attest to their eligibility and provide proof of where they live.

Are there sample ballots available?

Sample ballots for the primary election are available through the Voter Search tool.

What about absentee ballots?

Voters who receive an absentee ballot by mail may deliver their completed ballot to an election official at an early voting site in their county. Voters who requested an absentee-by-mail ballot but have not yet returned it may choose instead to vote in person during the early voting period or on Election Day, May 17, the North Carolina State Board of Elections said. Voters may discard the by-mail ballot and do not need to bring it to a voting site.

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