Early Voting

No Early Voting Today Saturday October 27, 2018.t It looks like it is open today by reading this on the Board of Elections page so to me this is misleading. I just contacted the board and confirmed they are not opened today because they can only be open a certain amount of hours. I knew that because I used to attend the meetings regularly. But this is crazy and always have been because today may been the only day that some folk could early vote due to their work schedule or other. 

Early voting is from Wednesday, October 17th through Saturday, November 3rd. Monday – Friday 7 am – 7 pm, and Sat. Nov. 3rd 8 am – 1 pm.

There are three early voting locations:

Edgecombe County Administration Building – Auditorium
201 St. Andrew St. – Tarboro, NC 27886

Department of Social Service
301 S. Fairview Rd. – Rocky Mount, NC 27801

Pinetops Library
201 E. Hamlet St. – Pinetops, NC 27864




WEDNESDAY, 10/17/2018 – 11/2/2018
7:00 AM – 7:00 PM

10/17/2018 – 11/02/2018
7:00 AM – 7:00 PM

10/17/2018 – 11/02/2018
7:00 AM – 7:00 PM

8:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Judge blocks Ohio from limiting early voting Preliminary injunction restores 35-day period – The Blade

COLUMBUS — Ohio cannot enforce a new state law for this election that reduced the number of days available for voters to cast absentee ballots by mail or in person, a federal judge ordered today.

U.S. District Court Judge Peter C. Economus granted a preliminary injunction sought by the NAACP, the League of Women Voters of Ohio, and a group of African American ministers that effectively restores the full 35 days of early voting prior to the Nov. 4 general election.

He found that the law is likely unconstitutional even though the state argued that its absentee voting options are more liberal than most states in the nation. His order requires Secretary of State Jon Husted, a Republican, to add more evening voting hours and an additional Sunday to the hours he previously had set through a directive.  (Source: Read more)

Early Voting Began Yesterday – Did You Know? Did You Vote? Are You Going To Early Vote? Or Will You Vote On Election Day May 6, 2014?

Early voting began yesterday and I hear some folks talking about a low turnout in some areas. Well this was just the first day. Some folks didn’t know or forgot about it. But guess what, folks will hear about it today and definitely this weekend when they go to the church and the club because I hope both places and others will announce it. There should be advertisements on the local radio and tv stations.

So now that you have read it here, now tell family and friends they can EARLY VOTE in Edgecombe/Nash Counties and across the state. For Edgecombe/Nash Counties see the location and time in a related post.

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Early Voting Begins Today – Rocky Mount Has Changed Location For Early Voting

Vote Early Or Vote On Election Day (Here Is The Schedule)

See your Sample Ballot for the November General Election on your Local and/or State Board of Elections Websites.


Go to NC State Board of Elections Website

Click on My Elections Information and follow the instructions

Voting Straight Ticket in North Carolina does NOT include the Presidential contest.

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Election Information

Oct.  12, 2012  Regular deadline  for Voter Registration

Oct.  18, 2012  Early Voting and Same-Day Registration begins

Oct.  30, 2012 Absentee ballot requests due

Nov. 3, 2012 Early Voting and Same-Day Registration ends

Nov. 5, 2012 Absentee ballots due at County Board of Elections

Nov. 6, 2012 General  Election

October 12, 2012,
5pm – Voter registration deadline for November 6 General Election. Forms must be postmarked or delivered in person by 5:00 pm today [NCGS 163-82.6(c)]

*Individuals who miss the registration deadline may register in person and then vote at one-stop voting sites in the person’s county of residence during the one-stop absentee voting period (October 18-November 3). In order to register during a one-stop period, the applicant must show acceptable proof of name and residence in the county.


One-Stop In-Person Absentee Voting
For the 2012 General Election

Conducted Thursday, October 18th through Friday, November 2nd 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
And Saturdays
October 20th, 27th, and November 3, 2012
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
At the following locations:

Edgecombe County Administrative Building/ Auditorium
201 St. Andrew Street, Tarboro, NC 27886

Nash-Rocky Mount Board of Education Administrative Building 800 North Fairview Road, Rocky Mount, NC 27801

Edgecombe Memorial Library (Pinetops Branch)
201 S. First Street, Pinetops, NC 27864

MC Braswell Cultural and Educational Development Center
649 Morning Star Church Road, Battleboro, NC 27809

These locations are for Edgecombe County voters only

For further information call 252-641-7852.

Nash County Board of Elections

Click Here For One Stop And More 

Note: Originally posted 9/19/12

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Elections officials prepare for runoff voting – Rocky Mount Telegram

Twin Counties elections officials are gearing up for Tuesday’s runoff primary election, which will determine the winners of a number of Republican and Democratic races that weren’t decided during the May 8 primary.

The elections were requested by second-place vote-getters in races where the top vote-getter did not receive more than 40 percent of the vote. Only the top-two vote getters compete in the runoff primary. (More)

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One-Stop Voting/Early Voting For Rocky Mount Nash County Side Booker T. Washington Resource Center

April 19, 2012 to May 5, 2012
9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Nash County

One-Stop/Early Voting for Rocky Mount Nash County side is at Booker T. Washington Resource Center 225 S. Church Street Downtown Rocky Mount NC.

Edgecombe County

Nash-Rocky Mount Board of Education Administration Building, 800 N. Fairview Road.

Edgecombe County Administration Building Auditorium, 201 Saint Andrew St.

[ncverifiablevoting] Bartlett: cut early voting, longer lines, more $ & staff needed


Penny wise, pound foolish. 
Basically, cut early voting and create a mess on election day. Its nice not having Ohio 2004 style lines at the polls.
But it looks to me that the new majority likes absentee by mail voting.
So much so that they’ve made organized mail ballot fraud easier.
Shorter early voting costlier

N.C. election chief: Shortened early voting means longer Election Day lines needing more staff, equipment.

By Jim Morrill

Thursday, May. 19, 2011

RALEIGH A bill that would shorten North Carolina’s early voting period would create longer lines at the polls and increase the cost of elections, the executive director of the state elections board said Wednesday.

Gary Bartlett’s comments came in a memo shortly after the House narrowly passed the measure that would reduce the current 21/2-week early voting period by a week, even while opening polls for a second Saturday before the election.

The Republican-backed bill passed 60-58, largely along party lines.

Supporters said it would save money for local elections boards by shortening the time early voting sites are open. Legislative researchers estimate it would save counties about $2,000 per site. Bartlett disputes that.

"That perceived savings would be more than offset by cost increases for several reasons," he wrote.

Counties, he said, would have to deal with greater Election Day turnout. That might entail opening new precincts or buying new voting equipment. It would also reduce the flexibility early voting allows to allocate equipment and staff.

"Increasing the number of permanent precincts to handle the number of North Carolina voters is a permanent cost that is not flexible based on need," wrote Bartlett.

The memo marked Bartlett’s first public comments on the merits of the bill, which now goes to the Senate. A similar bill there not only would curtail early voting, but end it on Sundays and bar new voters from registering at the polls.

The bills would take effect for the 2012 elections. The last presidential election in 2008 saw long lines of early voters throughout the state.

It’s unclear whether Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue would sign a bill. Spokeswoman Chrissy Pearson said, "It strikes us as one of the lesser important topics to be working on right now."

The bill’s sponsor, Rep. Bert Jones, said shortening the early voting period would shorten campaigns. "People like for campaigns to be shorter and people like for campaigns to be less costly," he said during Wednesday’s debate.

Jones, an unaffiliated General Assembly member from Rockingham, also said it would save local election boards money. But that could be at least partly mitigated if counties open new sites to accommodate early voters.

Mecklenburg County Elections Director Michael Dickerson said 45,000 county voters voted in the first week of early voting in 2008. With a shorter voting period in 2012, he said, he might ask his board to open 30 voting sites, 10 more than in 2008.

Otherwise, he said, "those additional 45,000 would make longer lines."

Bartlett said the measure would inconvenience voters.

"Reducing the early voting period would result in increased waits, both at early voting sites and at Election Day polling places," he wrote.

Some critics were more pointed.

"It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out if you cut a week off early voting … it suppresses the vote," said Rep. Mickey Michaux, D-Durham.

Six Republicans joined 52 Democrats in opposing the bill.

One was Rep. Chuck McGrady of Hendersonville, who said election workers in his county are happy with the existing law. He questioned the cost savings.

"I just don’t think they are real," he said. "They’re certainly not real in Henderson County."

Several African-American lawmakers, including Democrat Kelly Alexander of Charlotte, spoke against the bill. Some said it would lower black turnout.

In 2008, African-Americans made up 21 percent of registered voters but cast 27 percent of early votes, according to Michael Bitzer, a political scientist at Catawba College in Salisbury. And 52 percent of all registered black voters cast early ballots.

A survey released Wednesday by the Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling of Raleigh showed 35 percent of N.C. voters support cutting the early voting period while 44 percent opposed it. The poll’s margin of error was plus or minus 3.4 percentage points.

Jim Morrill: 704-358-5059

Read more: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2011/05/19/2307261/shorter-early-voting-costlier.html

Bill would shorten early voting timeframe – Source: The Sun Journal

RALEIGH — North Carolina’s early voting would be scaled back by a week under a bill that won tentative approval from the state House on Thursday.

“This is clearly not an indictment against early voting,” said unaffiliated Rep. Bert Jones of Rockingham County, the sponsor of the bill. “I guess the question is, how long is enough?” (Read more)

Note: Read my friend Joyce McCloy’s comments following this article. Curmilus Dancy II – The Political Agitator

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House panel moves to cut early voting – Source: WRAL

On a party-line vote, the House Elections committee voted today to shorten the early voting period from 18 days to 11 days.

Early or "one-stop" voting has become increasingly popular over the past few years.  A recent study by Catawba College professor Dr. Michael Bitzer found that 60% of the ballots cast in NC’s 2008 general election were cast before Election Day, up from 30% in 2004. (Read more)

Nearly 1 million have cast ballots in N.C.–Source:

RALEIGH — About 950,000 voters have cast ballots in North Carolina, according to data released Sunday that show an early Republican surge in voting has been matched at the polls among registered Democrats.

An Associated Press analysis of the state’s voter database shows more than 15 percent of North Carolina’s registered voters have made their selections. Early voting ended Saturday, and mail-in absentee ballots continue to arrive ahead of the election Tuesday. (Read more)