Though election days are still weeks away, Durhamites will be able to take advantage of early voting in municipal elections starting this Thursday, Sept. 16. For those unsure of when or where to go, The Chronicle has put together a quick guide to early voting in Durham.
October Municipal Primary and Election
- Sept. 16 – Oct. 2: Early voting period*
- Sept. 28: Absentee request deadline
- Oct. 3: Absentee by mail voting begins
- Oct. 5: Election Day
November Municipal Election
- Oct. 8: Voter registration deadline
- Oct. 14 – Oct. 30: Early voting period*
- Oct. 26: Absentee request deadline
- Nov. 2: Election Day
Sites are open for voters at the following times of the week:
- Monday – Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
- Saturday, Sept. 18: 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
- Sunday, Sept. 19: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
- Saturday, Sept. 25: 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
- Sunday, Sept. 26: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
- Saturday, Oct. 2: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Voting sites include the Durham County Library System—North Regional, South Regional, East Regional and Main locations—as well as the North Carolina Central University Turner Law Building. All of these sites are located in Durham and within 20 minutes of Duke. The Durham County Main Library is just two miles from campus, making it an especially appealing option for students.
How to register
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Students can register to vote by visiting the Durham County Voting registration page. The city also offers same day registration for unregistered people who would like to participate in early voting; all that is required is proof of identity.
Gautam Sirdeshmukh is a Trinity sophomore and the health & science news editor of The Chronicle's 117th volume.