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NC voter registration closes Friday

Posted October 12, 2012

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— Friday is the last day to register to vote in the Nov. 6 election for those who plan to cast ballots in person on election day. Voters must have their forms postmarked or hand-delivered by 5 p.m.

North Carolina's one-stop voting period, which begins next Thursday, Oct. 18, allows voters to both register and vote, so Friday is not the absolute deadline for those who wish to cast a vote.

Voters, even those who have not previously registered, can register and cast a ballot at early-voting locations between Oct. 18 and Nov. 3 with proof of name and residence. 

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  • affirmativediversity Oct 15, 2012

    Does that mean Friday is last day for undocumented Democrats to get registered per Disabled Vet

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    Nah, the undocumented don't have the capacity to complete a multi step task...register one day and return to vote another...they need it simplified, thus "One Stop" voting...

    Think of it as the "One Stop to Chew Gum" gang.

  • davidgnews Oct 15, 2012

    I saw a tea party registration event at the beach last weekend and registered two more times just to be sure.

  • Phenylalanine Oct 15, 2012

    lopo - that was the best response I've seen

  • snshine62d Oct 15, 2012

    We have been very busy getting people registered - piene2

    Thank you for putting in all those hours. At least your doing something, unlike a lot of people here that all they do is complain.

  • snshine62d Oct 15, 2012

    Well my grandmother voted republican all her life, after she died she started voting democract.

    Maybe she had a talk with God and found out she was voting wrong all those years.

  • lopo Oct 15, 2012

    Well my grandmother voted republican all her life, after she died she started voting democract.

  • hpr641 Oct 15, 2012

    I'm wondering if the 2 and a half weeks of early voting and the prevalence of absentee voting, have really increased voter turnout at all vs. before when you generally had to show up at your precinct on election day to vote. Back then, the thought was "If it's not important enough for you to make the effort to go vote at your designated place on election day, then we're not real sure we even want you to be voting."

    For Disabled Vet: Seriously, I think those not registered can still register and vote at their precinct on election day. However, that's not an option for those already registered somewhere in the USA (well, not legally anyway).

  • Disabled Vet Oct 12, 2012

    Does that mean Friday is last day for undocumented Democrats to get registered

  • North Carolina Home Oct 12, 2012

    What is wrong with this post that WRAL moderators refuse to allow?

    "Every ballot in every precinct in all 100 counties of North Carolina are printed in Spanish as well as English.

    The Census figures show that only 5% of households in North Carolina are non-English speaking."

    WRAL...what in this post violates your sensitive posting guidelines?

  • North Carolina Home Oct 12, 2012

    matt_wood,

    Sighs are good...don't forget to exhale :)

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