Each year, North Carolina is legally required to remove thousands of registered voters from its voter rolls as a “maintenance routine” that many refer to as purging. It is essential that you double-check your voter registration status because purging can happen to anyone, anytime
(even after you’ve already registered to vote for the current election year).
You can find more resources at www.ncvoter.org.
It is crucial that everyone registers to vote or knows how to request an absentee ballot. If you want to vote in-person, double-check your voter registration status, begin researching local races and ballot initiatives and encourage your family, friends and coworkers to register to vote.
However, if you have health concerns or want to avoid long lines at the poll, make sure to request an absentee ballot by Oct. 27 at 5 p.m. You can find more resources at www.ncvoter.org.
To ensure that you’re voting in this election, check that you’re registered to vote, and then decide to vote in-person or by an absentee ballot. Plan to vote early in-person on Oct. 15-3, plan to mail in an absentee ballot by Nov. 3 or plan to vote in-person on Nov. 3.
Make sure that you know the hours and locations for early voting/election day sites near you and have arranged a ride to the poll for friends, neighbors or family that might need help getting to the polls.
Make sure that you request an absentee ballot (by Oct. 27 or earlier),
vote on the ballot that is mailed to you and return the ballot by mail postmarked no later than 5 p.m. Nov. 3. In addition, make sure that your absentee ballot is mailed in with two stamps and know that only one witness is required. If you have any questions, call the NC Election Protection Hotline number at 1-888-OUR-VOTE or visit www.ncvoter.org.
UPDATE: The Durham PreK Governance Committee voted on August 19, 2021 to waive parent fees for the 2021-2022 school year. The Durham PreK Application is still open! Click here to access the application information and materials.