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Early voting in Halifax County begins Thursday and will run through October 31, leading up to the November 3 general election.

Voters will not be required to show photo ID for elections held in 2020. Federal and state courts have temporarily blocked North Carolina’s voter photo ID requirement from taking effect until further order of the courts.

Sample ballots

The sample ballots contained in the gallery include the front and back sides and are labeled with the last name of the unopposed incumbent county commissioners. The first six ballots contain the front and back sides for those who will be voting in Linda Brewer’s district. The second four ballots contain the front and back sides for those who will be voting in Carolyn Johnson’s district. The final eight ballots contain the front and back sides for those who will be voting in Marcelle Smith’s district.

Election day polls

Polls will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the day of the election, Tuesday, November 3. 

One stop-early voting

One-stop early voting will be held at the following locations:

Halifax County Agriculture Building located at 359 Ferrell Lane in Halifax 

Halifax and Enfield Fire Substation

Kirkwood Adams Community Center

Scotland Neck Town Hall

One stop-early voting will be open from Thursday until Saturday, October 31. 

Voting hours are from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Friday 

10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, October 17 and October 24 

8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, October 31. 

The canvass will be held in the Halifax County Board of Elections office at 11 a.m. on Friday, November 13.

Absentee voting by mail

Requests for an absentee ballot must be made on an absentee request form — available on the State Board of Elections website — and at the county board of elections office.

They must be received in the Halifax County Board of Elections office or any one-stop early voting site by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, October 27, 2020. 

Completed request forms may only be returned in-person to the Halifax County Board of Elections office by the voter, the voter’s near relative or verifiable legal guardian, or by a multi partisan assistance team, or delivered by the U.S. Postal Service or designated delivery service — DHL, FedEx, or UPS. 

Absentee voting requires the voter to complete an application on the return envelope that must be witnessed by one qualified person. 

Completed absentee ballots must be returned to the Halifax County Board of Elections by 5 p.m. on election day — ballots received by mail after this time will be considered timely if they are received by 5 p.m. on Friday, November 6, and postmarked on or before election day. Voters may receive assistance voting a mail-in absentee ballot from a near relative or verifiable legal guardian, or by a qualified person of their choice if a near relative or legal guardian is not available. 

If the voter resides in a facility such as a nursing home, and the voter’s near relative or legal guardian is not available, the voter or the facility can arrange to have the county board of elections schedule a visit by a multi partisan assistance team to provide assistance and serve as a witness.

All persons who are registered to vote with the Halifax County Board of Elections may vote in this election. Persons who are not already registered to vote in the county must register by Friday, October 9 to be eligible to vote in this election. Voters who are not registered in the county by that deadline may register and vote during one-stop early voting only, and will be required to provide documentation of their identity and residence.  Voters who fail to timely make a change to their name or address in the county must update the information when presenting to vote, and may be required to vote a provisional ballot.   

Voters voting in person are entitled to assistance by an election official, or, if assistance is needed due to disability or illiteracy, by a qualified person of their choice. Voting sites are accessible to all voters.  Curbside voting is available for voters who are not able to enter voting sites.

Persons with questions about registration, polling places, early voting, absentee ballots, a multi partisan assistance team visit to a facility, or other election matters may call the Halifax County Board of Elections Office at 252-583-4391.