Early voting begins Thursday at BOE

By: Staff Report

LUMBERTON — Those who want to get their ballots cast early for the Nov. 7 municipal elections can do so beginning on Thursday.

And folks who are not registered can do that as well, and cast a ballot as One-Stop early voting remains available.

Unlike with countywide elections, early voting will be limited to the Robeson County Elections Office, which is 800 N. Walnut St. in Lumberton.

Ballots can be cast from 8:15 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. every weekday beginning Thursday until Nov. 3. The last day of early voting is Nov. 4, a Saturday, when the office will be open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. It is the only Saturday that early voting will be available.

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, the day of the election.

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

There are elections in all of the county’s municipalities, with spirited contests in Fairmont for mayor, and Lumberton and Red Springs for the town boards.

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 they 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.

Staff Report