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No trick: Early voting ends Saturday

Posted October 22, 2020 9:33 a.m. EDT
Updated October 26, 2020 6:39 p.m. EDT

— No trick: You can vote early on Halloween (Oct. 31), which is also the last day to vote early in North Carolina. Most locations are open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Check weekend voting hours on the map, or choose your county in the drop-down menu for more information about early voting times, locations and noteworthy races.

Chatham

Chatham County early voting locations are open on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 3 p.m.

Andy Wilkie (R) was appointed to the Chatham County Board of Commissioners in May 2019 to fill the vacancy left by Walter Petty. He is running against Franklin Gomez Flores (Unaffiliated) for a full term on the board.

Locations: Goldston Town Hall, 40 Coral Avenue, Goldston

New Hope Baptist Church, 581 New Hope Church Rd, Apex

Paul Braxton Gym, 115 S. 3rd Ave., Siler City

Govenors Village, 40150 Moring, Chapel Hill

CCCC Health Science Center, 75 Ballentrae Court - off 15-501, Pittsboro

Chatham County Agricultural Conference Center, 1192 US-64 Business, Pittsboro

Cumberland

On Sunday, early voting locations will be open from 1-5 p.m., in addition to Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Four competitive Board of Education seats are on the ballot. Of the eight candidates running, District 1’s Alicia Chisolm (the current board chair), District 2’s Deanna Jones, District 4’s Donna Vann and District 6’s Joseph Sorce are all incumbents.

Six candidates are running for the three open Cumberland County Board of Commissioners seats in District 2. Of the candidates, three are incumbents: Chairman W. Marshall Faircloth (D), Michael C. Boose (R) and Jimmy Keefe (R).

Locations: Cliffdale Recreation Center, 6404 Cliffdale Rd, Fayetteville

College Lakes Recreation Center, 4945 Rosehill Rd, Fayetteville

East Regional Library, 4809 Clinton Rd, Fayetteville

EE Miller Recreation Center, 1347 Rim Rd, Fayetteville

Gray's Creek Recreation Center, 2964 School Rd, Hope Mills

Hope Mills Recreation Center, 5766 Rockfish Rd, Hope Mills

Kiwanis Recreation Center, 352 Deavers St, Fayetteville

Massey Hill Recreation Center, 1612 Camden Rd, Fayetteville

Smith Recreation Center, 1520 Slater Ave, Fayetteville

Spring Lake Multipurpose Community Center, 245 Ruth St, Spring Lake

Stoney Point Recreation Center7, 411 Rockfish Rd, Fayetteville

Westover Recreation Center, 267 Bonanza Dr, Fayetteville

Durham

On Saturday, early voting locations are open from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. On Sunday, locations are open from 2-7:30 p.m.

Democrat Natalie Murdock was appointed to the North Carolina Senate representing Durham (District 20) in March 2020, replacing Floyd McKissick, Jr., who joined the North Carolina’s Utilities Commission by invitation from the governor. Murdock is a former Durham County Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor. She faces John Tarantino (R) as she runs for her first full term.

Five Democrats are running to join the Durham County Board of Commissioners. Brenda Howerton, Heidi Carter and Chair Wendy Jacobs are all incumbent candidates.

Locations: North Regional Library, 221 Milton Road, Durham

East Regional Library, 211 Lick Creek Lane, Durham

Duke University Karsh Alumni Center, 2080 Duke University Road, Durham

NCCU Turner Law Building, 640 Nelson Street, Durham

Edgecombe

On Saturday, early voting locations are open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Locations are closed on Sunday.

Edgecombe County has two competitive district court races on its ballot. William Solomon (D) and Sharon Sprinkle (R), both attorneys, are running to hold seat 3 in North Carolina District Court 7. Candidates for seat 4 in the same district are Anthony W. Brown (D), a district court judge, and Mike Eatmon (R), an attorney.

Locations: Edgecombe County Administrative Building - Auditorium, 201 St Andrew St, Tarboro

Pines Chapel MBC Fellowship Hall, 502 E Hamlet St, Pinetops

Rocky Mount Department Of Social Services, 301 S Fairview Rd, Rocky Mount

Franklin

On Sunday, early voting locations will be open from 1-5 p.m. They are open Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

All of the candidates running for the North Carolina Senate and House seats that represent Franklin County are first-time challengers. Phil Stover (D) and Matthew Winslow (R) are vying for North Carolina House District 7, while Sarah Crawford (D) and Larry E. Norman (R) are on the ballot for North Carolina State Senate District 18.

Locations: Louisburg Armory, 600 S. Bickett Blvd, Louisburg

Sheriff Substation, 382 NC 98 Hwy W, Bunn

Franklinton Lion’s Club, 205 S. Chavis St., Franklinton

Youngsville Baptist Church, 315 E. Main Street, Youngsville

Granville

Saturday, locations are open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. On Sunday, they are closed.

Incumbent John Stultz III (R), and Carolyn Thompson (D), an attorney, are running for seat 4 in North Carolina District Court 9.

Ernie Anderson was appointed to the Granville County Board of Commissioners in September after former member Owen Roberts’ death and did not run for a full term. On the ballot for the seat, representing District 5, is Joshua H. Averette (Unaffiliated), Donnie Boyd (D), and Russell May (R).

Locations: Oxford Public Works, 127 Penn Ave, Oxford

South Branch Library, 1550 South Campus Dr, Creedmoor

Tar River Elementary School, 2642 Philo White Road, Franklinton

Halifax

On Saturday, October 24, early voting locations will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. They are closed Sunday.

Four candidates are running for three seats on the non-partisan Weldon City Schools Board of Education. They are Kimberly Ann Robinson and Donna B. Harrison, as well as incumbents O.D. Sykes and Hugh C. Credle.

Locations: Halifax County Agriculture Building, 359 Ferrell Ln, Halifax

Kirkwood Adams Community Center, 1100 Hamilton St, Roanoke Rapids

Enfield Fire Substation, 9768 Ringwood Rd, Enfield

Scotland Neck Town Hall, 1310 Main S, Scotland Neck

Harnett

On Saturday, locations are open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday is from 1-5 p.m.

Howard Penny Jr. (R) was appointed in September to the former seat of David Lewis (R), who represented District 53. In a county where all four state representatives and one senator are Republican lawmakers, Penny Jr. is running against Sally Weeks Benson (D) and Zach Berly (Lib) to keep his seat.

Assistant District Attorney Suzanne L. Matthews (R) is running against R. Andrew Porter (D) to become the next district attorney for Harnett and Lee Counties. On her website, Matthews cites a strong commitment to upholding the Constitution and fighting the opioid crisis. Porter’s mentions a committment to prioritizing increased prosecution of sexual assault and DWI cases.

Locations: Harnett County Commons Area, 309 W. Cornelius Harnett Blvd., Lillington

Western Harnett High School Gym, 10637 NC 27 W., Lillington

Erwin Parks and Recreation Gym, 810 S. 16th St., Erwin

Angier Elementary School, 130 E. McIver St., Angier

Hoke

On Saturday, locations are open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday is from 2-6 p.m.

Incumbent Tiffany Bartholomew (D) and Steve Bibey (R) are running for seat 4 in North Carolina District Court 19D.

Five candidates are running for three seats on the Hoke County Board of Commissioners. The only incumbent running for re-election is Chairman James A. Leach (D).

Four candidates are running to join the Board of Education. Like in the Commissioners race, only one incumbent is running for re-election: Rosa Mcallister-Mcrae.

Locations: Board of Elections Office, 227 North Main Street, Raeford

Rockfish Community Building, 27479 Lindsay Road, Raeford

Johnston

On Saturday, early voting is from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Locations are closed Sunday.

Four competitive seats are open in the Johnston County Board of Commissioners. Incumbents running for re-election are Chairman Ted G. Godwin (R) against Wendy Ella May (D) in District 2, Larry Wood (R) against Alan Lamont (D) in District 4 and Tony Braswell (R) against Gettys Cohen Jr. (D) in District 6.

Locations: Archer Lodge Community Center, 14009 Buffalo Road, Clayton

Benson American Legion Building, 605 N Wall St., Benson

First Baptist Church Ministry Center, 125 S. Fourth St., Smithfield

Greater Cleveland Athletic Association Gymnasium, 8994 Cleveland Rd., Clayton

Providence Presbyterian Church, 14664 NC 210 Hwy, Angier

Richard B. Harrison Gymnasium, 601 W. Noble St.,Selma

The Church at Clayton Crossing, 11407 US 70 BUS Hwy W, Clayton

Lee

On Saturday, locations are open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Hours Sunday are 1-4 p.m.

Eight candidates are running for four at-large seats on the Lee County Board of Education. Three are incumbents: Sherry Lynn Womack (R), Lynn Smith (D) and Chairman Patrick Kelly (D).

Assistant District Attorney Suzanne L. Matthews (R) is running against R. Andrew Porter (D) to become the next district attorney for Harnett and Lee Counties. On her website, Matthews cites a strong commitment to upholding the Constitution and fighting the opioid crisis, while Porter’s mentions a committment to prioritizing increased prosecution of sexual assault and DWI cases.

Locations: Bob E. Hales Center, 147 McIver St, Sanford

McSwain Center, 2420 Tramway Rd, Sanford

Mecklenburg

On Saturday, locations are open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday hours are from 1-5 p.m.

There are two competitive district court cases in the county. Incumbent Kimberly Best (D) and Pat Finn (R), a private practice attorney, are running for the first seat in North Carolina District Court 26. Incumbent Rex Marvel (D) is also running for re-election against Sunny Panyanouvong-Rubeck, a lawyer, for seat 9 on the same court.

Three candidates are running for two seats on the Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners. All three are Democrats. Two are incumbents: Pat Cotham and ​Ella B. Scarborough.

Locations: Cornelius Town Hall 21445 Catawba Ave Cornelius

Hough High School 12420 Bailey Rd Cornelius

North County Library 16500 Holly Crest Ln Huntersville

North Mecklenburg High School 11201 Old Statesville Rd Huntersville

Butler High School 1810 Matthews-Mint Hill Rd Matthews

Matthews Elementary School 200 E. McDowell Street Matthews

Spectrum Center 333 E Trade St Charlotte

Bank of America Stadium 800 S Mint St Charlotte

Garinger High School 1100 Eastway Dr Charlotte

Bojangles Entertainment Complex 2700 E Independence Blvd Charlotte

Bette Rae Thomas Rec Center 2921 Tuckaseegee Rd Charlotte

West Boulevard Library 2157 West Blvd Charlotte

Renaissance West STEAM Academy 3241 New Renaissance Way Charlotte

Myers Park High School 2400 Colony Rd Charlotte

Queens Sports Complex at Marion Diehl Park 2229 Tyvola Road Charlotte

South Mecklenburg High School 8900 Park Rd Charlotte

Former Wells Fargo Southpark Area 4525 Sharon Rd Charlotte

East Mecklenburg High School 6800 Monroe Rd Charlotte

Mountain Island Lake Library 4420 Hoyt Galvin Way Charlotte

Hickory Grove Elementary School 6300 Highland Ave Charlotte

Allegra Westbrooks/Beatties Ford Library 2412 Beatties Ford Rd Charlotte

West Charlotte High School 2219 Senior Dr Charlotte

Hornet's Nest Park 6301 Beatties Ford Rd Charlotte

Carmel Commons Shopping Center 7601 Pineville-Matthews Rd Charlotte

Independence High School 1967 Patriot Dr Charlotte

UNCC Belk Gymnasium 8911 University Rd Charlotte

Old Pier One University Area 8802 JW Clay Blvd Charlotte

Mallard Creek High School 3825 Johnston Oehler Rd Charlotte

Providence High School 1800 Pineville-Matthews Rd Charlotte

Southwest Middle School 13624 Steele Creek Rd Charlotte

Olympic High School 4301 Sandy Porter Rd Charlotte

Community House Middle School 9500 Community House Road Charlotte

Ardrey Kell High School 10220 Ardrey Kell Rd Charlotte

Moore

On Saturday, early voting hours are from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Locations are open on Sundays from 2-5 p.m.

Incumbent Tiffany Bartholomew (D) and Steve Bibey (R) are running for seat 4 in North Carolina District Court 19D.

Four competitive seats are open in the Moore County Board of Education. Every incumbent member whose seat is on the ballot this year is running. They are District I’s Stacey Caldwell, District II’s Helena Wallin-Miller, District IV’s Betty Wells Brown, and District V’s John Weaver.

Locations: Aberdeen Recreation Station, 301 Lake Park Xing, Aberdeen

Agricultural Center, 707 Pinehurst Ave, Carthage

Pinehurst Community Center, 210 Rattlesnake Trl, Pinehurst

Vass Town Hall, 140 S Alma St, Vass

Nash

Saturday, locations are open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. On Sunday, they will be open from noon to 3 p.m.

Nash County has two competitive district court races on its ballot. William Solomon (D) and Sharon Sprinkle (R), both attorneys, are running to hold seat 3 in North Carolina District Court 7. Candidates for seat 4 in the same district are Anthony Brown (D), a district court judge, and Mike Eatmon (R), an attorney.

All of the candidates running for the North Carolina Senate and House seats that represent Nash County are first-time challengers. Phil Stover (D) and Matthew Winslow (R) are vying for North Carolina House District 7, while Sarah Crawford (D) and Larry Norman (R) are on the ballot for North Carolina State Senate District 18.

Locations: Board Of Elections Auditorium, 1006 Eastern Ave, Nashville

Mt. Pleasant Community Building, 7637 Harris Road, Bailey

Old Gateway Partnership Building, 427 Falls Road, Rocky Mount

Old Trade-It Building , 1150 N. Wesleyan Blvd., Rocky Mount

Orange

Saturday, locations are open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. On Sunday, they will be open from noon to 5 p.m.

Locations: Carrboro Town Hall, 301 W Main St, Carrboro

Chapel of the Cross, 304 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill

Orange Works at Hillsborough Commons, 113 Mayo St, Hillsborough

Efland Ruritan Club, 3009 Forrest Avenue, Efland

Seymour Center, 2551 Homestead Rd, Chapel Hill

University Mall, 201 S Estes Dr, Chapel Hill

Person

This is one of the few early voting locations with different hours. Huck Sansbury Gym is closed this weekend. The Person County Office Building is open Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday from 1-5 p.m.

Incumbent John Stultz III (R) and Carolyn Thompson (D), an attorney, are running for seat 4 in North Carolina District Court 9.

There are seven candidates running for all five seats on the Person County Schools Board of Education. Several incumbents are running for re-election to the board, including Vice Chair Freda Tillman, Margaret Bradsher, Phillip Gillis, and Harriett Tillett. Chairwoman Kay Allen is the only incumbent not running for re-election.

Locations: Huck Sansbury Gym, 425 Long Avenue, Roxboro

Person County Office Bldg. Auditorium, 304 S. Morgan Street, Roxboro

Sampson

Saturday, locations are open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. On Sunday, they will be open from 1-4 p.m.

Incumbent Carol Jones and Robert H. Gilmore, an attorney, are running for seat 5 in North Carolina District Court 4.

Locations: Old Badcock Furniture Building , 317 Northeast Blvd, Clinton

NC Justice Academy, 200 W. College St, Salemburg

Harrells Fire Dept Training Center, 915 Ward Rd Harrells

Newton Grove Fire Station , 313 W. Weeksdale St, Newton Grove

Plainview Fire Station , 5041 Plainview Hwy, Dunn

Vance

On Saturday and Sunday, locations are open from 1-6 p.m.

Incumbent John Stultz III (R), and Carolyn Thompson (D), an attorney, are running for seat 4 in North Carolina District Court 9.

Locations: Henderson Operations Center, 900 S Beckford Dr, Henderson

Aycock Rec Complex, 307 Carey Chapel Rd, Henderson

Wake

On Saturday, locations will be open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. On Sunday, they will be open from 1-6 p.m.

Two of the candidates running for the North Carolina Senate and House seats that represent Wake County are first-time challengers. Sarah Crawford (D) and Larry E. Norman (R) are on the ballot for North Carolina State Senate District 18.

Other first-time candidates include Tim Gunther (D), a trial lawyer, and Beth Tanner, Associate Director at the North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission, who are facing each other for seat 2 in North Carolina District Court 10F.

Locations: Abbott's Creek Community Center, 9950 Durant Rd., Raleigh

Apex Community Center, 53 Hunter St., Apex

​Avery Street Recreation Center, 125 Avery St., Garner

​Barwell Road Community Center, 5857 Barwell Park Dr., Raleigh

Cary Senior Center, 120 Maury Odell Pl., Cary

​Eastern Regional Center, 1002 Dogwood Dr., Zebulon

​Green Road Community Center, 4201 Green Rd., Raleigh

​Herbert C. Young Community Center, 101 Wilkinson Ave., Cary

​Knightdale Recreation Center, 102 Lawson Ridge Rd., Knightdale

​Lake Lynn Community Center, 7921 Ray Rd., Raleigh

​Laurel Hills Community Center, 3808 Edwards Mill Rd., Raleigh

​NCSU Talley Student Union, 2411 Dunn Ave., Raleigh

Northern Regional Center, 350 E. Holding Ave., Wake Forest

​Optimist Community Center, 5900 Whittier Dr., Raleigh

Roberts Community Center, 1300 E. Martin St., Raleigh

​Wake County Commons Building, 4011 Carya Dr., Raleigh

​Wake Tech North Campus Bldg K, 6750 Perry Creek Rd., Raleigh

Wake Tech South Campus Bldg N, 9101 Fayetteville Rd., Raleigh

W.E. Hunt Recreation Center, 301 Stinson Ave., Holly Springs

​W.O. Council Gym, 106 N. Ennis St., Fuquay-Varina

Warren

On Saturday, locations will be open from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sunday, they are closed.

This county is most notable for the lack of competitive races. There are only three at the state and national levels, and none at the local level.

Locations: Norlina Volunteer Fire Dept-Annex Building, 103 Center St, Manson

Vaughan Elementary School, 110 E Hwy 158 BYP, Vaughan

Warren County Board Of Elections Office, 309 N Main St, Warrenton

Wayne

On Saturday, locations will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. On Sunday, they will be open from noon to 4 p.m.

Incumbent judge Annette W. Turik (R) and Greg Rouse (D), an assistant district attorney, are running for seat 6 in North Carolina District Court 8.

Two competitive Board of Education seats are on the ballot. Both incumbents in these races are running for re-election, Patricia A. Burden in District 3 and Ven Faulk representing the county at-large. Their challengers are Robert Freeman and Tommy Sanders respectively.

Locations: Maxwell Center, 3114 Wayne Memorial Dr. Goldsboro

Wayne County Public Library, 1001 E. Ash St. Goldsboro

Bear Creek Missionary Baptist Association, 1800 S. Slocumb St. Goldsboro

Mount Olive Train Depot, 110 W. Main St. Mount Olive

Pikeville Harmony Lodge #340, 108 SW Railroad St. Pikeville

Wilson

On Saturday, locations will be open from 1-7 p.m. On Sunday, they will be open from 1-5 p.m.

Wilson County has two competitive district court races on its ballot. William Solomon (D) and Sharon Sprinkle (R), both attorneys, are running to hold seat 3 in North Carolina District Court 7. Candidates for seat 4 in the same district are Anthony Brown (D), a district court judge, and Mike Eatmon (R), an attorney.

The Wilson Board of Education has two competitive seats open. Incumbent Velma Barnes is running for re-election against who?. The open seat vacated by Gary Farmer has three candidates: Ned Olinger, Henry Williams and Blake Boykin.

Locations: Wilson County Board of Elections Office, 112 Douglas Street, Wilson

Wilson County Office Building, 2201 Miller Road, Wilson

Wilson Rescue Squad Building, 1902 Tarboro Street, Wilson

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