What Seniors Need to Know about Early Voting
Over one-quarter of registered voters in North Carolina have cast their ballots. For seniors who have not, here are details on how to do so while also minimizing exposure to COVID-19.Posted — Updated
To avoid lines, keep in mind that the first and last days of early voting are typically the most crowded. It's best to vote mid-mornings and mid-afternoons during the work week to avoid lines. When I went to Roberts Community Center in Wake County today at 10:30, there was no line.
Expect to see many safeguards in place to prevent the spread of COVID, such as plastic screen guards when getting your ballot; carefully measured x's to ensure people are appropriately spaced; and one-time use pens to fill out your ballot. All poll workers will be wearing a mask, though no one will be turned away who does not have a mask.
Each early voting site also offers curbside voting for voters who are unable to enter the voting place without physical assistance due to age or disability. Signs should be in place to direct voters to the curbside voting location. Curbside voters must sign an affidavit affirming that they are unable to enter the voting place to cast their ballot.
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