- Published on Friday, 04 May 2012 22:36
- Written by Super User
NEW HANOVER CTY - If you choose to vote by the One-Stop absentee method for the May 8th primary, you simply appear in person at one of the One-Stop voting locations in New Hanover County.
One-Stop begins on the third Thursday before an election and ends on the Saturday before the election. In this case, May 5th.
One-Stop voting allows voters an opportunity to vote when it best suits individual schedules.
At the voting location, you will vote much like you would on election day. The difference is, you will be required to complete and sign an absentee request application prior to voting.
Afterwards, you will be directed to the voting machine to cast your ballot. Once you have voted, you simply leave the location knowing that your ballot has been cast and there will be no rush on
election day or negative impact from unforeseen circumstances.
Persons having missed the registration deadline date may also register and vote during Absentee One Stop voting.
To use this process, a citizen must (1) go to a One-Stop Voting Site in the county of residence during the One Stop Absentee Voting period, (2) fill out a voter registration application, and (3) provide proof of residency by showing the elections official an appropriate form of identification with the citizen’s current name and current address.
The new registrant may vote ONLY at a One-Stop Absentee Voting Site in the county of registration during One-Stop Absentee Voting period and not on Election Day.
Acceptable forms of identification include:
- A North Carolina driver’s license with current address
- A utility bill with name and current address
- A telephone or mobile phone bill, an electric or gas bill, cable television bill, water or sewage bill.
- A document with name and current address from a local, state, or U.S. government agency, such as a passport, government-issued photo ID, U.S. military ID, a license to hunt, fish, own a gun, etc.
- A property or other tax bill
- Automotive or vehicle registration
- Certified documentation of naturalization
- A public housing or Social Service Agency document
- A check, invoice, or letter from a government agency
- A birth certificate
- A student photo ID along with a document from the school showing the student’s name and current address
- A paycheck or paycheck stub from an employer or a W-2 statement
- A bank statement or bank-issued credit card statement
If you cannot supply an acceptable form of identification for Proof-of-Residence, your registration application cannot be fully processed until the required information is provided.
There will be four One Stop Absentee Voting sites for the 2012 Primary Election.
• Government Center Suite 39 (on College Rd. side of complex) April 19 through May 5: Monday through Friday. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. : Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
• New Hanover County Senior Resource Center 2222 S. College Road April 23 through May 5: Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
• Main Library (Downtown) 201 Chestnut Street. April 23 through May 5: Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
• Northeast Regional Library 1241 Military Cutoff Road. April 23 through May 5: Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
For more information, stop by the New Hanover County Board of Elections at 230 Government Center Drive, or visit http://www.nhcvote.com.