Update September 10, 2019: Dr. Greg Murphy has won the 3rd Congressional District Special Election.
ANNOUNCEMENT: The election board has decided that early voting in Carteret County will end at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, September 4, 2019 due to Dorian.
The Carteret County NC elections board has set the dates for a special election early voting for the 3rd Congressional District. Candidates in this contest will be choosing who will replaces Walter B. Jones.
Early voting for this special election will start Wednesday, August 21, 2019 and run through Friday, September 6, 2019. Voters can visit three locations in Carteret County NC from 8 a.m. till 6 p.m. on weekdays to cast their vote.
Absentee voting is already underway. Voters do not need identification for this election.
The three one-stop voting locations are:
- Beaufort: County Board of Elections office at 1702 Live Oak St.
- Cedar Point: Western Park Community Center at 275 Old Highway 58.
- Newport: Fort Benjamin Park Recreation Center at 100 McQueen Ave.
Voters from the 3rd Congressional District compromise Carteret, Beaufort, Camden, Chowan, Craven, Currituck, Dare, Greene, Hyde, Lenoir, Jones, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell and part of Pitt County.
The general special election will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 10 and there will be a Saturday early voting session in Carteret County on August 24, 2019 at all three locations starting at 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Representative Walter B. Jones served Eastern NC 3rd Congressional District for more than two decades.
If you need to fill out a ballot by mail for this election, please visit https://s3.amazonaws.com/dl.ncsbe.gov/Forms/NCAbsenteeBallotRequestForm.pdf
Discussion using the comment section at the end of this article.
We understand that identification to vote was needed to vote in NC, what is it about a special election that negates that law?
Do you think the three locations for one-stop early voting in Beaufort, Cedar Point, and Newport is enough, or do you think another location in Morehead City is needed?
We understand that Governor Roy Cooper called for this election, does a sitting Governor have the power alone to do this or is there some special procedure that has to happen?
What is the process to take part in absentee voting in a NC election, and are there any special procedures that are specific to Carteret County voting?
Can a resident not registered to vote show up at one of these locations on the day she or wants to vote, register, and immediately vote or does a voter have to present to the Board of Elections prior to showing up to vote?
People: Interim County Deputy Director of the BOE Shawne Southard
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