FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – One-Stop Early Voting for the Nov. 7 Municipal Elections in Cumberland County’s municipalities starts today. Voters will be required to show photo identification in order to vote in this election. Citizens who do not have a photo ID can get a free ID at the Board of Elections office.
One-Stop Early Voting for the Municipal Election will be available from Oct. 19 through Nov. 4 at the following locations:
- Cumberland County Board of Elections at E. Newton Smith Center, 227 Fountainhead Lane, Fayetteville from Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Cliffdale Recreation Center at 6404 Cliffdale Rd., Fayetteville from Monday to Friday, 12 to 7 p.m.
Both locations will also be open on the last day of One-Stop Voting on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
More information about times and locations is available on the Cumberland County Board of Elections website at cumberlandcountync.gov/elections.
Citizens may register to vote and vote on the same day during the One-Stop Early Voting period. To register to vote, you must be a citizen of the United States, 18 years of age or older and a legal resident of Cumberland County for 30 days before the date of the next election. To be eligible to vote in a municipal election, you must be a resident of the municipality.
Go to the State Board of Elections website to use an interactive map to see municipal elections by location at ncsbe.gov/voting/upcoming-election.
Voter ID Requirements
All voters will be required to show photo identification in order to vote. Citizens who do not have a photo ID can get a free Voter ID issued by the Cumberland County Board of Elections. The office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Photo IDs can be issued at any time the Board of Elections is open, except during the time period between the end of early voting through the end of Election Day.
Acceptable forms of ID include:
- North Carolina driver’s license
- State ID from the NCDMV (also called non-operator ID)
- Driver’s license or non-driver’s license from another state, District of Columbia, or U.S. territory (only if voter registered in North Carolina within 90 days of the election)
- U.S. Passport or U.S. Passport card
- Voter ID card issued by the County Board of Elections
- College or university student ID approved by the State Board of Elections
- State or local government or charter school employee ID approved by the State Board of Elections
If a voter does not show an acceptable ID, the voter may proceed to vote in one of two ways:
Complete an ID Exception Form and then vote with a provisional ballot
- Vote with a provisional ballot and then return the ballot to their County Board of Elections Office with their photo ID by the day before the County canvass.
To learn more about the photo ID requirement, acceptable forms of identification and how to get a free Voter ID, visit ncsbe.gov/voting/voter-id.
For more information, contact Cumberland County Board of Elections at 910-678-7733 or visit cumberlandcountync.gov/elections.