The Ocracoke Observer will soon provide comprehensive information on voting in the Nov. 4 General Election. An early heads up is that the deadline to register to vote or update voter registration records is Oct. 10. Here is some important information provided by the Hyde County Elections Office so that you will be able to exercise your right to vote, come election time.
Becoming a registered voter in Hyde County is simple, and there are several ways to do so.
For online voter registration applications, visit http://www.ncsbe.gov/ncsbe/Voter-Information/VR-Form. Hard copies can be obtained from the Elections Office during business hours, or any public library. You can also register to vote while at the DMV. To request an application by mail you can call the Elections Office at (252) 926-4194, send a fax to (252) 926-3707, or email a request to Viola Williams, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Requirements for Voter Registration:
- A U.S. Citizen
• A resident of North Carolina and this county for 30 days before the election
• At least 18 years of age on or before the next general election
• Not registered and not voting in any other county or state
• If convicted of a felony, your rights of citizenship must have been restored