Volunteering for the Runoff
Local Elections are a Big Deal!
Every Vote Counts. Runoff elections are proof of how close the margin of victory can be. Don’t miss this opportunity to elect a candidate that represents you. Local elections ARE your neighborhood and your community. Your vote is your voice. However, you want to do more. This is your chance to get your candidates elected.
- Make sure you are registered to vote.
- Get to know your candidates.
1. REGISTERING TO VOTE
There are two ways to register to vote (or update your voter registration) in North Carolina:
- One-Stop Early Voting: You can register and vote on the same day! Come to One-Stop Early Voting with any of the following:
- North Carolina driver license
- Other photo identification issued by a government agency. Any government-issued photo ID is acceptable, so long as the card bears the voter’s current name and current address.
- A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document showing the voter’s name and address
- A current college/university photo identification card paired with proof of campus habitation
For more information about one-stop early voting, see the NCSBE website.
- Traditional Registration: Fill out this form and return it to your county Board of Elections. Or click here register to vote online via the DMV.
To check your voter registration and make sure it’s up to date, use the voter registration lookup form on the NCSBE website.
2. LEARN ABOUT THE CANDIDATES
- City of New Bern Mayor – Toussaint E. Summers Jr.
- City of New Bern Alderman, Ward 2 – Hazel Royal
Canvas with us at our Office! Office Hours are Weekdays 4-6PM and Saturdays 10AM – 12PM starting July 7th. We have a job for everyone: Phone-banking, Door to Door, Literature Drops, Texting, Office Staff. Look for Sign Ups on our Mobilize!
There are three main ways for folks in Craven County to vote in the 2022 Primary election: Absentee-by-mail voting, One-Stop Early voting, or voting on Election Day.
VOTING TWICE IN AN ELECTION IS A FELONY. Be prepared and make your voting plan now. Vote smart, vote once per election.
Absentee By-Mail Voting
Absentee-by-mail voting is fairly self-explanatory. A voter fills out a request form for an absentee ballot, then mails it to their county board of elections. The BOE will process the form and mail the voter a ballot, which the voter should complete, have witnessed, and return by mail. The witness can be anyone who is 18 years of age or older.
Any registered North Carolina voter may request an absentee ballot by mail. No excuse is needed to vote by absentee. To request an absentee ballot, complete and submit the North Carolina Absentee Ballot Request Form. Or click here to visit the Absentee Ballot Request Portal. All sections of the absentee ballot must be filled out in order to have the ballot counted, and require the signatures of TWO witnesses. Requests for absentee ballots by-mail may be made on the state absentee request form and received in the Craven County Board of Elections office no later than Tuesday, July 19th at 5:00 PM.
Ballots must be postmarked OR hand delivered to Craven County Board of Elections office no later than Tuesday July 26th at 5:00PM.
ONE STOP EARLY VOTING
Don’t want to worry about long lines on Election Day? Stop by One-Stop Early voting and get your vote in. We’re encouraging as many people as possible to vote early and bring as many friends, family members, and neighbors with them as possible!
Skip the line and vote early at any of four convenient locations throughout Craven County!
If you need to register to vote or update your registration, you can do it at One-Stop Early Voting! If you’re registering or updating your registration at One-Stop Early Voting, make sure you bring a photo ID and proof of residence (utility bill, lease agreement, etc.) with you.
Same Day registration will be offered during one-stop July 7 – July 23. Early Voting ONLY at Craven County Board of Elections (406 Craven St., New Bern) Weekdays 8AM – 7:30PM.
Voting on Election Day – No Voter ID Required
TUESDAY, JULY 26, 2022 CITY OF NEW BERN RUNOFF ELECTION
Some people just love the Election Day experience. We get that. There’s nothing quite like going into that booth on a Tuesday and being given that fancy “I Voted” sticker when you leave.
Polls are open from 6:30AM – 7:30PM. To find your polling place, use the voter registration lookup form on the NCSBE website.
Please note: Trent Woods Voters will vote at the YMCA, and Bridgeton Voters will vote at the Craven County Senior’s Center on July 26th ONLY.
Rides to the Polls
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