Voter registration extended to Monday for Hurricane Florence impacted counties

Published: Oct. 12, 2018 at 8:50 PM EDT
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Friday was the last day to register to vote on election day for many in our state, but for some counties here in eastern Carolina, you still have time.

After Hurricane Florence the voter registration deadline for 28 counties was extended to Monday, October 15.

Folks who need to register to vote can stop by their county's board of elections to fill out an application by Monday.

You can register to vote after Monday if you vote during the early voting period from October 17th to November 3rd. That's because early voting locations allow voters to register the day of if you bring ID.

But Beaufort County Board of Elections Director Kellie Hopkins says you need to get registered by Monday if you want to vote on election day, November sixth.

Hopkins says, "So voters will need to have their application to us in hand by 5:00 p.m. on Monday or either have it postmarked by Monday the 15th."

Hopkins also says if you were displaced from your county because of the storm you may be eligible for absentee voting.

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