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5:00 am
Fri October 12, 2012

The ins and outs of voting in New Hanover County

Today is the last day for New Hanover County residents to register to vote for the November 6 election. But if you haven’t made this happen yet, don’t fear. WHQR’s Sara Wood found some good advice for weathering voting season.

With less than a week before One Stop Voting, or early voting, begins, Elections Director Marvin McFadyen says the most important thing for voters to do is make sure registration is up to date and accurate.

“It makes it a lot easier for the voter. Whether they’re early voting by absentee, whether they’re voting during the One Stop period or Election Day. Anything they can do ahead of schedule to make certain their voter registration is current is going to reduce the waiting period for completing the voting process on Election Day.”

And even though it’s the last day to register to vote, you can still register and vote at any of the One Stop Voting sites by providing proof of residency. McFadyen says in the past three months, the board processed more than 9,000 new registrants. Currently there are more than 155,000 registered voters in New Hanover. 

Information for voter registration, One Stop Voting locations and schedules:

NC State Board of Elections

New Hanover County Board of Elections