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#RAMSVOTE is your one-stop-shop for information about voting in the 2020 election.  Find out about important dates and deadlines, ways to prepare to vote, your rights as a voter, and the option of voting by absentee ballot if you can’t vote in-person.

The WSSU Anderson Center will be open for in-person voting from October 15 to November 3.

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Voting 101: First Steps

The WSSU Anderson Center is an official polling site for in-person voting.

  1. Confirm your voter registration status.
  2. Register online to vote for NC residents (October 9 deadline).
  3. Register to vote out-of-state students.
  4. If you want to vote by mail rather than in-person, request an NC absentee ballot or a ballot from another state.
  5. Locate your polling place to vote in-person.

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Make Your Plan

You can vote in-person at the WSSU Anderson Center beginning October 15.

  1. Plan to vote early and in-person beginning October 15.
  2. Research the candidates.
  3. Download a sample ballot for your district.
  4. Print your sample ballot, select your candidates, bring the sheet with you to the polls.
  5. Get the details about the option of using an absentee ballot to vote by mail.
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Know Your Rights

Make sure you know your rights before heading out to vote in-person at your polling place.

  1. You do not need to show any form of ID to vote.
  2. Know your general rights on Election Day.
  3. What to do if a poll worker says your name is not on the list of registered voters.
  4. What to do if a person is interfering with your right to vote.
  5. Have questions? Call the ACLU Nonpartisan Election Protection Hotline at 888-OUR-VOTEto speak with a nonpartisan elections expert.

Learn about the Option of Voting with an Absentee Ballot

You do not need a specific reason to request to vote via absentee ballot rather than in-person.

  1. Review these Vote by Mail FAQs.
  2. If you’d like to vote by mail rather than in-person request an NC absentee ballot or a ballot from another state.
  3. Use black ink to complete your ballot. (You cannot use blue ink or pencil)
  4. Complete your absentee ballot in the presence of one witness and insert the ballot into the return envelope. Have your witness complete and sign the witness certification.
  5. Track your ballot through the mail. Sign up for BallotTrax  a free service where NC voters can track the status of their absentee ballot.

Important Dates and Deadlines

  • October 9 - Deadline to register to vote
  • October 15 - Early voting begins
  • October 27 - Deadline to request an absentee ballot. Request yours as soon as possible!
  • October 31 - November 3 - Vote in-person