Register to Vote in Wake County

September, 04, 2007 , by Chad

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September 14th is the last day to register to vote for October 9th Wake County Elections. Included below is a downloadable registration form as well as other important voting information.

Click here to download a North Carolina Voter Application Form.

To change your party affiliation you can use the NC voter application form.

Click here if you are already registered and need to change your address.

If you are unsure of your current voter status, click here to do a statewide search.

When registering to vote in Wake County, mail the registration form to:

Wake County Board of Elections
PO Box 695
Raleigh NC 27602

After your registration form is processed a voter registration card will be mailed to you. It tells you the location of your voting place and what district you live in.

Click here to find out your district and which council member currently represents you.

Click here if you are already registered and want to find out your polling place.

Click here for an elections calendar.

Full voting information can be found HERE

There are many important issues at stake with this election including Dix preservation, mass transit, zoning, tax-increment financing, public schools, neighborhood issues and development in general.

While all the seats are up for re-election, only a few of the races are contested. These are Districts A and B (north Raleigh) and the two at-large seats (one of which is a re-election bid by Russ Stephenson). It is important to consider that these two at-large seats will be voted on by the whole Raleigh population (North Raleigh and outside-the-beltline will be voting along side people downtown). So if you’re concerned about appropriate and beneficial development and legislation then your participation in voting for these two at-large seats is very important.

Register today!








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  • Jedidiah
    09/05 03:06 PM

    Thanks for the reminder Chad, I have been putting this off for a while and just finished it.

  • Helen Tart
    09/10 09:27 AM

    You can request an Absentee ballot now, no excuse. Details below. Also date, times and location of One-stop voting for Raleigh.

    Board of Elections Phone 919-856-6240

    This information at:
    http://www.wakegov.com/elections/absentee.htm

    Absentee Voting

    No Excuse Absentee Voting

    North Carolina Law now allows No Excuse Absentee Voting for a period prior to all elections.  You may submit a written request to have a ballot mailed to you or vote at designated locations during the timeframes outlined below.  Listing an excuse is no longer required for voting absentee
    Requests by Mail

    If you are registered in Wake County, you may request an absentee ballot from the Board of Elections.  NCGS 163-230.2 states that a written request for an absentee ballot by mail is valid only if it is written entirely by the requester personally, or is on a form generated by the county board of elections and signed by the requester.

    Mail absentee ballot requests to: 
    Wake County Board of Elections,  PO Box 695,  Raleigh, NC 27602

    Include the following in your request for an absentee ballot:
    1. Name
    2. Address
    3. Voter’s Wake County residence address and address where the ballot is to be mailed.
    4. Party Affiliation (if a Primary)
    5. Date of Birth
    6. Telephone number
    7. Signature

    The VOTER or the voter’s NEAR RELATIVE* must send a signed written request to the Wake County Board of Elections office beginning 50 days prior to election day.  Written requests must be received in the office no later than the Tuesday prior to election day.  Ballots will be mailed within one to two days after receipt of the written request.  In order to be counted, the voted ballot must be received in the Board of Elections office by 5:00 p.m. on the day before the election.

    *A NEAR RELATIVE, as defined by law, is a spouse, brother, sister, parent, grandparent, child, grandchild, mother-in-law, father-in-law, daughter-in-law, son-in-law, stepparent, stepchild, or verifiable legal guardian.  Power of attorney is not acceptable as a near relative.

    Each request must be signed by the voter or the voter’s near relative and must include:

      Voter’s name
      Voter’s date of birth
      Voter’s Wake County residence address and address where the ballot is to be mailed
      Voter’s telephone number
      Voter’s party affiliation (only for a Primary).
      The near relative must also provide his/her name, residence address and relationship.
    One-Stop No Excuse Absentee Voting

    If you are registered in Wake County, you may vote One-Stop No Excuse.  The One-Stop No Excuse Absentee voting process permits voting at designated locations prior to election day.  The locations and times will be updated on our website prior to each election.  One-Stop No Excuse Voting begins on the first Thursday after the registration deadline and ends at 1 p.m. on the Saturday before the election.


    One Stop voting.
    Any registered voter in Wake County may vote an absentee ballot in person (one-stop voting).  No excuse is required to vote absentee in person.  No excuse early absentee voting in person will begin in the Board of Elections office 337 S. Salisbury St. Raleigh, NC, 27601 on September 20th at 8:30 a.m. and end on Saturday, October 6th at 1:00 p.m.

    Thursday, Sept. 20
    8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Friday, Sept. 21
    8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Monday, Sept. 24
    8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Tuesday, Sept. 25
    8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Wednesday, Sept. 26
    8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Thursday, Sept. 27
    8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Friday, Sept. 28
    8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Monday, Oct. 1
    8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Tuesday, Oct. 2
    8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Wednesday, Oct. 3
    8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Thursday, Oct. 4
    8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Friday, Oct. 5
    8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Last day for absentee voting:

    Saturday, Oct. 6
    10:00 a.m. - 1 p.m.

    Map of location:  http://www.wakegov.com/elections/onestop/downtown.htm

    Board of Elections Phone 919-856-6240

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