New Hanover Co. sets early voting date, times, locations for general election

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Vote sign (Photo: Tom Arthur / CC BY-SA 2.0)

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Voters in New Hanover County will have six locations where they can vote early ahead of the general election in November.

The county’s Board of Elections set a One-Stop Voting Plan Tuesday night.

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The following at One-Stop sites:

  • NHC Government Center: 230 Government Center Drive, Wilmington in Suite 34 (on the west side of the building, facing College Road)
  • Northeast Library: 1241 Military Cutoff Road, Wilmington
  • Senior Resource Center: 2222 S College Road, Wilmington
  • Wilma W. Daniels Art Gallery at Cape Fear Community College: 200 Hanover Street, Wilmington
  • Carolina Beach Community Center: 300 Cape Fear Boulevard, Carolina Beach
  • McKeithan Center at CFCC North Campus: 4500 Blue Clay Rd, Castle Hayne

The One-Stop voting period begins on Thursday, October 15 through Saturday, October 31.

Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 17: Noon to 5 p.m.
Sunday, October 18: Noon to 5 p.m.
Saturday, October 24: Noon to 5 p.m.
Sunday, October 25: Noon to 5 p.m.
Saturday, October 31: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Registered voters can cast an absentee ballot in person prior to Election Day at any One-Stop location, versus voting at their specific precinct on Election Day. However, residents may register to vote during the One-Stop early voting period at any of the six locations.

Curbside voting will be available at all One-Stop sites for anyone need assistancing due to “age, physical disability, and physical barriers encountered at the voting place.”

“If you prefer to vote in-person, we encourage you to vote early during our One-Stop voting period in October, because it will help prevent long lines and crowded polls on election day,” said Board of Elections Chair Thomas Pollard. “The process for this election, including the sanitation and social distancing protocols, will be different than ever before. So the more people we can get to vote early at a One-Stop site or through absentee by-mail, the better. We want to ensure everyone is safe throughout election season, and we also want everyone to be able to vote. So we are balancing those two priorities and will be working over the coming months to further refine our plans.”

There are three voting options for voters to cast a ballot: absentee by-mail, in-person early voting, and Election Day voting. For more information visit here.