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The Ocracoke Community Library will hold three voter registration days on Ocracoke on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
The registration drive will be held on the Variety Store porch from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday (Sept. 23), from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday (Sept. 24) and from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday (Sept. 25).
Available will be voter registration forms, sample ballots and voter information about absentee ballots and early one-stop voting.
“We’ll have laptops so we can help register voters online and check on voter status in case people aren’t sure if they are registered,” said Sundae Horn, library manager, in an email. “We’ll also have some information about regional and state races. It will be non-partisan.”
There will be a raffle to win a gift certificate for the Variety Store, thanks to the Ocracoke Friends of the Library. Anyone who registers to vote can enter to win.
While National Voter Registration Day is Tuesday (Sept. 22), and though the library is a partner in this initiative, Horn will not be on the island that day. So, Ocracoke’s days were changed. Karen Lovejoy is helping to organize the event.
As of Sept. 17, North Carolina has 7,138,866 registered voters. A total of 889,273 absentee ballots have been requested. On the same date in 2016, the total was 65,956
Also available will be Ocracoke Library card information since September is National Library Card Sign-Up month.