Tips on what you need to do in order to vote

GREENVILLE, NC (WNCT)- With March primaries right around the corner we want to remind you the last day to register to vote is this Friday. If you still need to register go to the State Board of Elections website and print out a voter registration form. You can also stop by your local office to fill one out. If you’ve registered before, check your voter status at the Board of Elections website. If you miss Friday’s deadline you need to plan on voting during the one-stop early voting period.

Dave Davis with the Pitt County Board of Elections said, “Right now during one stop, which starts on March 3rd, you can register and vote at one stops.”

This year everyone is required to bring their photo ID to the polls. If you don’t have one your voice can still be heard.

“Nobody’s going to be turned away because of a photo id,” Davis said. “If you have a photo ID you show it, you’ll be fine. If you don’t have a photo ID they are going to work with you to get you the ballot so that you can cast a provisional ballot.”

If you cast a provisional ballot there are some extra steps you have to take to make sure your vote counts, so make sure to contact the board of elections. When you go to your designated polling place you’re only going to get one ballot. Registered democrats get a certain ballot as well as republicans. If you unaffiliated you can choose.

Davis said, “They’ll ask you which party’s primary you want to participate in, democrat republican, libertarian, or just a non-partisan ballot.”

Remember early voting starts on March 3rd and the actual primary is on March 15th.

If you have more questions visit https://www.ncsbe.gov/.

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