Monday, August 27, 2007

Election News – Register and Vote on the Same Day!

House Bill 91, that was ratified last month by the, has been precleared by the US Department of Justice. The bill, an act to provide for in-person registration and voting at one-stop voting sites, will be implemented during this fall’s elections. It basically gives two weeks and more time to register if one takes advantage of one-stop voting. Registration typically closes 30 days prior to an election and one stop voting is held the two weeks prior to the election. This allowance should assist with a heavy voter turnout for the vote on liquor by the drink in the Hatteras, Frisco, Buxton, Avon and Chicamacomico precincts. Proof of residency showing a person’s name and current address, such as a valid driver’s license, photo ID from a government agency, or other approved ID, is required as well as a complete, signed voter registration form.

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