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Ongoing 2020 election coverage

Ongoing 2020 election coverage

As the 2020 election draws near, The Smoky Mountain News will continue to interview all willing candidates at the local, state and federal level to give voters the information they need before casting a ballot.


Election 2020 voting guide 

The General Election is Tuesday, Nov. 3. Here’s a quick rundown on available options and processes for voting.

First, check to ensure your voter registration information is accurate and active by visiting The deadline to register to vote in the 2020 General Election is Friday, Oct. 9.

Any registered voter within North Carolina can request a ballot by visiting Active duty military personnel and overseas voters have different rules and deadlines and should visit

Voters should allow at least 10 days after a ballot is requested to receive it by mail, but the deadline to request an absentee ballot is 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27.

Early voting runs from Thursday, Oct. 15 through Oct. 31

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