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Who is eligible for curbside voting in the 2020 election?

Posted October 15, 2020 7:14 a.m. EDT
Updated October 15, 2020 7:28 a.m. EDT

During the early voting period and on Election Day, curbside voting is available for some voters.

According to the N.C. State Board of Elections website, people qualify if they:

  • Are unable to enter the polling place due to age or physical or mental disability, such as a fear of crowds
  • Have a medical condition that puts you at increased risk of COVID-19
  • Should not wear a mask due to a medical or behavioral condition or disability
  • Are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19

Signs should be posted at each polling place to direct voters to the correct curbside voting area.

At 7 a.m. on Thursday, one hour before polls opened, more than 12 cars were already lined up for curbside voting at one early voting site in Durham. People were also standing in line, trying to beat the crowds.

Voting information

Early voting runs from Oct. 15 to Oct. 31 in North Carolina. People can register to vote and vote at any early voting site in their county.

On Election Day, Nov. 3, people must already be registered to vote and will need to vote at their designated polling place.

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