The Ocracoke Civic and Business Association “Meet the Candidates Night,” originally scheduled for Oct. 12, will take place 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24, in the Community Center.
What may be to many the longest and most cantankerous election year in recent memory is heading to the home stretch, and early voting in North Carolina began today.
On Ocracoke, the polls for early voting are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Nov. 2 and 3 in the Ocracoke Volunteer Fire Department, 822 Irvin Garrish Highway.
This is the same location for the general election from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8.
Registered voters anywhere in Hyde County may vote in the elections office in the county services building in Swan Quarter during their open hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 20 and 21 ; Oct. 23, noon to 4 p.m.; Oct. 24 to 28 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Nov. 5 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The requirement to show a photo ID for voting and other associated laws has been struck down by a federal court. However, anyone who wants to register the same day they vote will be required to show photo ID (to prove they are who they say they are) or some other document showing they are a resident of Hyde County, such as a utility bill.
According to the North Carolina Board of Elections website: Unless there is a different outcome on appeal, already registered voters will not be required to show photo ID on the general election day Nov. 8.
For detailed voter information, visit the Common Cause voter’s guide here. On this website, Candidate profiles are now online for statewide, congressional and legislative races, along with local contests in 30 counties across North Carolina.
For those voting on Ocracoke, below is the ballot: