2020 Primary: Early voting gets underway in North Carolina

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Early voters at the Leland Cultural Arts Center on Feb. 13, 2020. (Photo: WWAY)

LELAND, NC (WWAY) — Early voting is officially underway in North Carolina and a new voting system is being used at some polls.

The early voting period for the 2020 primary election runs until February 29.

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During the 17-day period, any registered voter can vote at any early voting site.

You can also register and vote at the same time using same-day registration.

In Brunswick County, early voters are using a new paper ballot system.

“Be sure when you get your paper ballot to mark the square within the square,” Leland Cultural Arts Center election site coordinator David Jones said. “That’s the only flaw we see. If you mark outside of that, you might have to revote.”

Jones says a lot of people like the new system because they can see all their choices on paper.

“No negative feedback at all,” Jones said. “People are kind of excited that it’s new. You can tell there’s excitement in the air that it’s a new system. No negatives whatsoever, all positives so far, so it looks like a very positive thing for the voter.”

For dates, times and locations of one-stop voting in the Cape Fear:

North Carolina will hold a Primary Election on Tuesday, March 3.

Reminder, you don’t need a photo ID to vote in the 2020 Primary.