Voter registration deadline is Friday

By: Staff Report

LUMBERTON — The last day to register to vote in the Nov. 7 municipal election is Friday, according to the Robeson County Board of Elections.

Residents have until 5 p.m. to register at the Board of Elections office, located at 800 N. Walnut St. in Lumberton. Voters already on the voting rolls but who have a new address can go to the Board of Elections website, download a registration form and email or fax the completed form to the Elections Office by the Friday deadline. First-time voters need to register at the Board of Elections office because a hard copy of the signed registration form is required.

But those who don’t register in time can get another chance through early voting, which begins Oct. 19.

One-Stop voting dates are weekdays from Oct. 19 to Nov. 3 from 8:15 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. each day, and Nov. 4 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. One-Stop voting allows residents to register to vote and vote at the same time. This can be done only at the county Board of Elections office.

The deadline to request an absentee ballot is 5 p.m. Oct. 31. The deadline to submit an absentee ballot is 5 p.m. Nov. 7.

Polls will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 7.

First-time voters who at the time of their initial registration did not provide their North Carolina driver’s license number or the last four digits of their Social Security number, or who provided a number that could not be validated are required to show identification when the vote.

The identification need not be a photo ID. The voter can present a document that shows the voter’s current name and address. Acceptable documents include a utility bill, a bank statement, a government check, paycheck or other government documents.

There are elections in all of the county’s municipalities.

Staff Report