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Early voting begins today

Early voting begins today
October 15
09:00 2020

Early voting begins today and here in Forsyth County voters can cast their ballots at 17 different sites, including the Forsyth County Government Center. 

The early voting period runs from Thursday, Oct. 15, to Saturday, Oct. 31. During the early voting period, citizens may cast a ballot at any early voting site in the county. If you’ve voted in N.C. before, you will not need to show ID to vote, but voters will be asked to give their name and address before receiving a ballot. 

Those who are not registered to vote can take advantage of same-day registration. According to the N.C. State Board of Elections (NCSBE), same-day registrants must sign a voter registration application, attest to their eligibility, and provide proof of where they live, such as a driver’s license or other photo ID, or a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, or paycheck. 

Within two business days of the person’s registration, the county Board of Elections will verify the registrant’s driver’s license or Social Security number, update the voter registration database, search for possible duplicate registrations, and begin to verify the registrant’s address by mail. 

The registrant’s ballot will be counted unless the county Board of Elections determines that he or she is not qualified to vote that ballot.

Monday through Friday polls will be open from 8 a.m. – 7: 30 p.m., on Saturdays from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., and on Sundays from 1–5 p.m. Curbside voting is also available at all early voting sites. 

Here’s a list of all the early voting sites in Forsyth County:

*Forsyth County Government Center, 201 N. Chestnut St., Winston-Salem

*Brown & Douglas Community Center, 4725 Indiana Ave., Winston-Salem 

*Clemmons Branch Library, 3554 Clemmons Road, Clemmons

*Harper Hill Commons Shopping Center, 150 Grant Hill Lane, Winston-Salem

*Kernersville Branch Library, 248 Harmon Lane, Kernersville

*Lewisville Branch Library, 6490 Shallowford Road, Lewisville 

*Mazie Woodruff Center, 4905 Lansing Drive, Winston-Salem

*Miller Park Recreation Center, 400 Leisure Lane, Winston-Salem

*Old Town Recreation Center, 4550 Shattalon Drive, Winston-Salem

*Rural Hall Branch Library, 7125 Broad St., Rural Hall

*Sedge Garden Recreation Center, 401 Robbins Road, Winston-Salem

*Southside Branch Library, 3185 Buchanan St., Winston-Salem

*Sprague Street Recreation Center, 1350 E. Sprague St., Winston-Salem

*Walkertown Branch Library, 2969 Main St., Walkertown

*Winston First Assembly of God, 3730 University Pkwy., Winston-Salem

*Winston Lake Family YMCA, 901 Waterworks Road, Winston-Salem 

*WSSU-Anderson Center, 1545 Reynolds Park Road, Winston-Salem 

Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 3. For more information, visit https://www.forsyth.cc/elections/default.aspx.

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