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Midterm elections are taking place November 6th. These are local elections allowing residents to vote for United States Congress including the House of Representatives in your county, district judges, and more. Local elections usually have much lower participation than presidential elections, with only about 40% of eligible voters actually going to the polls for midterm elections.
Here in Eastern North Carolina, the October 12th deadline for voting registration has been EXTENDED due to Hurricane Florence. The new deadline is now October 15th at 5 p.m. for the 28 counties effected by the storm. That includes Lenoir, Pitt, Beaufort, Carteret, Craven, Duplin, Greene, Hyde, Jones, Onslow and Pamlico counties.
Voter registration forms must be postmarked or delivered to your county elections office by 5 P.M. on or before your deadline.
Eligible individuals who miss the regular deadline can still register in-person during early voting which runs from October 17th through November 3rd.
Election day is November 6th.
Written by Clarke Jones