RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- North Carolina's one-stop early voting period gets underway Thursday and runs through Nov. 5.
Unlike on Election Day, early voting is offered at select sites so be prepared for the possibility of long lines. Lines are historically shortest on the first days of early voting, according to Wake County officials. The busiest times are around lunchtime on weekdays, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturdays and the last three days of the early voting period.
Here are the locations in Durham for early voting:
- North Regional Library, 221 Milton Road
- East Regional Library, 211 Lick Creek Lane
- NCCU - Turner Law Building, 640 Nelson St.
- Durham County Main Library, 300 N Roxboro St.
- South Regional Library, 4505 S Alston Ave.
- Duke University - Karsh Alumni Center, 2080 Duke University Road
- The River Church, 4900 Prospectus Drive
- Eno River Unitarian, 4907 Garrett Road
Hours for early voting in Durham are from 8 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. weekdays. Saturdays from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. (Oct. 22, 29, and Nov. 5), and Sundays from 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. (Oct. 23 and Oct 30).
Here are the locations in Wake County for early voting:
- John M. Brown Community Center, 53 Hunter St., Apex
- Cary Senior Center, 120 Maury Odell Place, Cary
- Herbert C. Young Community Center, 101 Wilkinson Ave., Cary
- Hilltop Needmore Town Park and Preserve, 4621 Shady Greens Drive, Fuquay-Varina
- Avery Street Recreation Center, 125 Avery St., Garner
- W.E. Hunt Recreation Center, 301 Stinson Ave., Holly Springs
- Green Road Community Center, 4201 Green Road, Raleigh
- John Chavis Memorial Park Community Center, 505 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Raleigh
- Lake Lynn Community Center, 7921 Ray Road., Raleigh
- NCSU Talley Student Union, 2411 Dunn Ave., Raleigh
- Optimist Park Community Center, 5900 Whittier Drive., Raleigh
- Southeast Raleigh YMCA, 1436 Rock Quarry Road., Raleigh
- Wake County Board of Elections Office, 1200 N. New Hope Road., Raleigh
- Northern Regional Center, 350 E. Holding Ave., Wake Forest
- Wendell Community Center, 601 W. 3rd St., Wendell
Hours for early voting in Wake County are weekdays from 8 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.; and Sundays from 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Here are the locations in Cumberland County for early voting:
- Cliffdale Recreation Center, 6404 Clifford Road, Fayetteville
- College Lakes Recreation Center, 4945 Rosehill Road, Fayetteville
- East Regional Library, 4809 Clinton Road, Fayetteville
- Kiwanis Recreation Center, 352 Devers St., Fayetteville
- Smith Recreation Center, 1520 Slater Ave., Fayetteville
- Stoney Point Recreation Center, 7411 Rockfish Road, Fayetteville
- J.D. Pone Recreation Center, 2964 School Road, Hope Mills
- Spring Lake Recreation Center, 245 Ruth St., Spring Lake
Hours for early voting in Cumberland County are from 8 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 20-21; 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Oct. 22; 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Oct. 23. From Oct. 22-28, hours are 8 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. weekdays, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. on Sunday. From Oct. 31 through Nov. 5, hours are 8 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Saturday.
On Election Day (Nov. 8), voters must vote at their assigned polling place.
Click on one-stop voting to find a site in your county.
Curbside voting is also available during early voting for eligible individuals.
Registered voters or eligible individuals in North Carolina may cast an absentee ballot in person during the one-stop early voting period.
North Carolina prepared for early voting turnout
What's on your ballot?
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What type of equipment is used for early voting?
To see what your county uses for one-stop early voting click on voting equipment and see the state map for "One-Stop Early voting equipment county-by-county."
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