Local Politics

Early voting begins for many municipalities in our area

Posted October 14, 2021 5:12 a.m. EDT
Updated October 14, 2021 5:16 a.m. EDT

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Early voting begins Thursday for the Nov. 2 municipal elections.

Twenty counties in the WRAL viewing area have local leaders running for office, including mayor and town or city council positions. Wake County municipalities holding elections next month include Angier, Apex, Fuquay-Varina, Garner, Holly Springs, Knightdale, Morrisville, Rolesville, Wake Forest, Wendell and Zebulon.

Raleigh and Cary's municipal elections are postponed due to a delayed release of census data. Cary will hold a primary election in March, and Raleigh's election has been delayed to Nov. 2022.

In Durham, voters will see two names on the ballot for mayor, councilwoman Javiera Caballero and retired judge Elaine O'Neal. Only O'Neal is in the race, however, after Caballero suspended her campaign Monday.

Find an early voting location

During the early voting period, which runs Oct. 14-Oct. 30, you can register to vote and vote on the same day at any early voting location in your county.

Find an early voting site. Voters will be asked to provide proof of residence and fill out an application. Name and address change will be allowed, but voters won't be able to change their party affiliation.

The state Board of Elections also has a tool that allows voters to view a sample ballot and check early voting and vote-by-mail availability in their area.

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