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Where will you vote? COVID-19 moves precincts for Nov. 3

Posted October 14, 2020 5:18 p.m. EDT
Updated October 14, 2020 6:32 p.m. EDT

Voting looks a lot different this year with all of the COVID precautions.

For tens of thousands who choose to vote on Election Day, Nov. 3, their polling site will be different.

"Because of the social distancing, we had 10 original precincts that could not handle the volume," said Leigh Anne Price, the Board of Elections director in Johnston County.

Johnston is just one county that that moved some Election Day polling sites because of space limitations with social distancing requirements.

Orange County moved five locations, Cumberland and Durham Counties each changed three locations.

Wake County’s polling sites all remain in the same locations.

Notices were sent to affected voters.

In Johnston County, that’s 30,000 people.

"We have sent out voter registration cards that says the new polling place on them," said Price. "And we’re trying to work out to send at least another flyer to their home address, letting them know that the polling place has changed."

You can easily verify your voting site through your county board of elections’ website or at the North Carolina Board of Elections website.

Again, the moves apply to Election Day, Nov. 3.

For early voting, you can go anywhere in the county where you’re registered. Early voting starts Oct. 15 in North Carolina and ends Oct. 31. Find a location, dates and times.

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