Same Day Registration Allowed for the March 15th, 2016 One Stop Period (March 3 – March 12)

Eligible individuals may register and vote during the one-stop early voting period.  This “same-day registration” process is currently permitted due to a preliminary injunction granted under a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, but this option remains the subject of ongoing litigation in federal court.  Please check back at this website for updates.  Click here to check your voter registration status. 

An individual who is qualified to register to vote may register in person and then vote at a one-stop absentee voting site in the person’s county of residence during the period of one-stop absentee voting. To register and vote under this statutory provision, you must:

  1. Sign and complete a voter registration form, attesting that you meet each eligibility requirement under law. Such attestation is signed under penalty of a Class I felony.
  1. Provide proof of residence by presenting: a North Carolina drivers license; a photo identification from a government agency; or a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document.

The following are the hours voters may use our One Stop Absentee Option for the March 15th, 2016 Presidential Preference Primary Election. One Stop will only be conducted at the Board of Elections Office and Satelitel Sites listed below:

BEAUFORT COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS

1308 HIGHLAND DR SUITE 104
WASHINGTON, NC 27889

March 3rd (Thu) and 4th (Fri) 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

March 7th (Mon) through the 11th (Fri) 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Saturday, March 12th from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm

 

Satellite Offices (Aurora, Belhaven, and Chocowinity)

March 10th (Thu) and 11th (Fri) 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Saturday, March 12th from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm

 

AURORA COMMUNITY BUILDING,

442 3RD ST, AURORA, NC 27806

JOHN A WILKINSON CENTER,

144 W MAIN ST, BELHAVEN, NC 27810

CHOCOWINITY FIRE DEPARTMENT,

512 E NC HWY 33, CHOCOWINITY, NC 27817

 

Thursday, March 3 - Friday, March 4    8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Monday, October 26 - Friday, October 30    8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday, October 31     8:00 am to 1:00 pm

 

NOTICE TO SAME DAY REGISTRANTS

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA

COUNTY OF BEAUFORT

BEAUFORT COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS

PO BOX 1016 / 1308 HIGHLAND DR SUITE 104

WASHINGTON, NC 27889

PHONE: 252-946-2321                    FAX: 252-974-2962

BEAUFORT.BOE@CO.BEAUFORT.NC.US

 

We cannot locate an active voter registration record for you in this county. If you are qualified to vote, you may register in person and then vote at this one-stop absentee voting site under the same day registration provision. To be qualified:

  • You must be a U.S. citizen.
  • You must be at least 18 years of age, or will be 18 on or before November 8, 2016, the date of the general election.
  • You must not be actively on probation or parole for a felony conviction.
  • You must reside in this county and will have lived at your voting residence for at least 30 days prior to March 15, 2016 – the date of this election.

Complete a Voter Registration Application

To register, you will be asked to provide information that will permit an election official to complete a North Carolina Voter Registration application. You will then need to sign the form attesting under penalty of a Class I felony that you meet all voting qualifications.

Provide Proof of Residence

In addition, you will need to provide proof of your voting residence by presenting any of the following valid documents that show your current name and current residence address:

  • a North Carolina drivers license;
  • a photo identification from a government agency; or
  • a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document.

 

A complete list of acceptable documents is on the back of this notice. If you cannot present an acceptable proof of residence document, you may cast a provisional ballot, but your same day registration application will not be processed during the one-stop absentee voting period until you provide acceptable proof of residence to the county board of elections on or before noon on March 21, 2016.

**Note: You will also need to meet North Carolina’s voter identification requirements**

Vote a Retrievable Ballot

A person who registers to vote under the same day registration provision must vote a retrievable absentee ballot immediately after registering. If you decline to vote immediately, your registration will still be processed and you may later return to a one-stop absentee voting site in this county during this election to vote; however, you will not be eligible to vote if you wait until election day. One-stop absentee voting ends at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 12, 2016.

Verification of Registration

Within two business days of your same day registration, the county board of elections will verify your NC drivers license/ID or Social Security number, update the statewide registration database, and search for possible duplicate registrations in this county. In addition, the county board of elections must verify your address by mail by sending you a verification mailing -- your NC voter registration card. Your ballot will be counted unless the county board determines that you are not qualified to vote in accordance with North Carolina law.

In the event the county board of elections cannot verify your address, your voter registration application will be denied and your absentee vote may be subject to challenge. If challenged, you will receive an appropriate notice. The notice will give you instructions on how to appeal the challenge and you will be asked to present additional documentation that verifies your name and address.

You are encouraged to check the status of your voter registration within two business days. You may check the status:

by calling

1-866-522-4723

by checking online at

www.ncsbe.gov

 


 

ACCEPTABLE IDENTIFICATION FOR PROOF OF RESIDENCE

 

Individuals who are not registered to vote in a county may register and vote at a one-stop site in their county upon showing proof of residence. The registrant would need to present or show a document that lists his or her current name and address in the county.

To be current, the document must be the most recent version or at least dated within two (2) months of the date it is presented to an election official. Copies of acceptable documents are permissible. The original is not required. It is also permissible for a voter to present an electronic or online version of a document, as long as the document is obtained from the original source (e.g., e-Bills from utility companies, electronic bank statements, electronic earnings statement from employer, etc.) and shows his or her current name and address.

Voting with Retrievable Ballot

After registration, you may vote a retrievable absentee ballot immediately after registering. If you decline to vote immediately, your registration will be processed and you may later vote at a one-stop absentee voting site in this county in the same election. However, you will not be able to use same-day registration today and then vote on Election Day for this election.

Verification of Registration

Within two business days of your same-day registration, the county board of elections shall verify your NC drivers license or Social Security number, update the statewide registration database, search for possible duplicate registrations, and proceed to verify your address by mail. Your vote shall be counted unless the county board determines that you are not qualified to vote in accordance with North Carolina law.

To verify your address, a voter registration card will be mailed to you. In the event the county board of elections cannot verify your address by mail (your voter registration card is returned undeliverable), your voter registration and one-stop absentee ballot may be subject to challenge. In the event of a challenge, you will receive notice and instructions. Challenged voters must be prepared to present documentation that verifies your name and address.

 

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