By Submitted Story on April 20, 2020
In an effort to be proactive and eliminate possible election problems, Dare County Board of Elections has taken extra steps to try to ensure that our voting rolls are up to date and accurate. The 2020 election promises to be a big one, so put your stay-at-home time to good use and check to make sure that your voter registration information is correct.
Start by checking your voter registration. Click here.
Since the 2018 election, 5,707 voters have been removed from the rolls for a variety of reasons.
Periodically, the state notifies local boards of elections of deceased voters in their respective counties. These reports only include those who have died within the state; those passing in other states are removed only when notified by family members or agents representing estates.
In addition to the very serious health and economic impacts already felt by many, North Carolina State Board of Elections officials predict that Coronavirus may impact the November election. If fears of contracting the virus are still existent, some poll workers could opt out of working in the November election, thus reducing the available manpower needed to staff precinct polling sites. Voting could take longer, all the more reason to ensure your registration is valid so voting goes smoothly.
Both state and federal officials are discussing the possibility of implementing changes to prepare for what is expected to be a very large voter turnout. Dare County Board of Elections will have no role in determining what changes might be made but will be responsible for implementing them.
Dare County Board of Elections strives to maintain the integrity of elections and wants to ensure that every eligible person has the opportunity to vote and that every vote counts.