For more details about the upcoming general election, click here for Hyde County information and here for the State Board of Elections web site.

Voter registration deadline for the 2020 General election is at 5 p.m. Friday (Oct. 9).

Voters can register to vote online, by mail (postmarked by Oct. 9), or in person at the Board of Elections Office in the Public Safety Center in Swan Quarter.

After the regular voter registration deadline, you can still register and vote in person at one-stop sites during the early voting period, which runs from Thursday, Oct. 15, to Saturday, Oct. 31.

Ocracoke has two days of early voting, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 22 and 23, at the Ocracoke Volunteer Fire Department, 822 Irvin Garrish Hwy.

Same-day registrants must attest to their eligibility and provide proof of residence. Within two business days, the county board of elections will review the registration and the registrant’s address. Your vote will be counted unless the county board of elections determines that you are not qualified to vote.

Absentee ballots began to be mailed on Sept. 4. As of Oct. 5, of the 7,220,724 registered voters in North Carolina, 1,210,936 have requested ballots and 386,300 have already been cast.

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