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Things to Remember About Voting 

Voting a straight ticket? You still have to mark your selections for U.S. president, judges and constitutional amendments or your vote on those items won't be counted.

Remember your picture ID. If you have recently registered or re-registered, you might be asked for a picture ID. It's a good idea to take it with you, anyway.

Vote early to avoid the Election Day rush. You can even do it on the weekend! Early voting is available statewide now through Oct. 30 at these locations. Check with your county Board of Elections office for more details.

Early Voting Sites

Chatham County

Board of Elections: 542-8206

EndBlock Dunlap Building, 80-F East St., Pittsboro

EndBlock Siler City Community Center, 111 S. Third Ave.

EndBlock Goldston Town Hall, 335 Goldston Glendon Road

EndBlock North Chatham Community Center, 886 Hamlets Chapel Road

Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9 a.m.to 5p.m., Tuesday and Thursday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Durham County

Board of Elections: 560-0700

EndBlock 706 W. Corporation

EndBlock Northern High School, 117 Tom Wilkenson Road

EndBlock Hillside High School, 3727 Fayetteville St.

EndBlock Githens Middle School, 4800 Old Chapel Hill Road

Hours: Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 1-5 p.m.

Orange County

Board of Elections: 245-2350

EndBlock 110 E. King St., Hillsborough

Hours: Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

EndBlock Morehead Planetarium, 250 E, Chapel Hill St., Chapel Hill

Hours: Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

EndBlock Carrboro Town Hall, 301 W. Main St.

Hours: Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Wake County

Board of Elections: 856-6240

EndBlock 337 S. Salisbury St., Raleigh

Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

EndBlock Additional Wake locations: Apex Community Center, 53 Hunter St.; Herbert C. Young Community Center, 101 Wilkinson Ave., Cary; Garner Town Hall Complex, Building B, 900 Seventh Ave.; Knightdale Town Hall, 950 Steeple Square Court; Mary E. Phillips High School, 1923 Milburnie Road, Raleigh; Millbrook Exchange Park, 1905 Spring Forest Road, Raleigh; Northwest Services & Police Substation, 8016 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh; Pullen Arts Center, 105 Pullen Road, Raleigh; Wake County Library Administration Building, 4020 Carya Drive, Raleigh; Wake Technical Community College, Student Services Building, 9101 Fayetteville Road, Raleigh; Wake Forest Town Hall, 401 Elm Ave.; Wendell Community Center, 601 W. Third St.

VOTER RESOURceS EndBlock The Institute for Southern Studies' Election Protection campaign: Features a North Carolina voters' rights guide along with ways you can help protect the vote in your community. www.southernstudies.org

EndBlock El Pueblo, a statewide nonprofit supporting the Latino community. Their site provides bilingual voter information. www.elpueblo.org

EndBlock The North Carolina Center for Voter Education offers information about money in politics and judicial campaign reform. www.ncvotered.com

EndBlock The North Carolina Budget and Tax Center provides analysis of state and local budget and tax issues. www.ncjustice.org/btc

LOCAL WEB RESOURCES For information about voting procedures and polling locations in your county, check out these sites:

Wake: www.wakegov.com/general/elections

Orange: www.co.orange.nc.us/elect

Durham: www.co.durham.nc.us/common/db-dept.cfm?ID=2

Chatham: www.co.chatham.nc.us/dept/elections/web/electionhome.htm

Voting is your central right and responsibility as a citizen. You´ll feel good about it. Plus, you get a sticker. If you encounter any problems trying to vote, call 1-866-OUR-VOTE. This toll-free number connects you with volunteers from the Institute for Southern Studies who can help make sure your rights are enforced. x

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