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Early voting starts Oct. 15

Early voting runs from Thursday, Oct. 15 through Oct. 31. Early voting sites in The Smoky Mountain News coverage area will include:

Haywood County

• Clyde Municipal Building, 8437 Carolina Blvd., Clyde

• Haywood County Senior Resource Center, 81 Elmwood Way, Waynesville

• Canton Library, 11 Pennsylvania Ave., Canton

Jackson County

• Cashiers Recreation Center, 355 Frank Allen Rd., Cashiers

• Cullowhee Recreation Center, 88 Cullowhee Mountain Rd., Cullowhee

• Jackson County Board of Elections, 876 Skyland Dr., Sylva

• Qualla Community Building, 181 Shoal Creek Church Loop, Whittier

• Western Carolina University, 245 Memorial Dr., Cullowhee

Macon County

• Highlands Civic Center, 600 N. 4th St., Highlands

• Macon County Community Building, 1288 Georgia Rd., Franklin

Swain County

• Birdtown Recreation Center, 1212 Birdtown Rd., Cherokee

• Swain County Board of Elections, 1422 Highway 19 South, Bryson City

Voting in person

Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 3. Polls are open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Voters who are in line at 7:30 p.m. will still be allowed to vote, no matter how long the line is. Voter identification is not required. 

Vote only at your precinct, which can be found by visiting https://vt.ncsbe.gov/reglkup. You can also find a sample ballot listing all of the races in which you’re eligible to vote. 

Do not visit polling sites to determine the status of your absentee ballot. Visit https://northcarolina.ballottrax.net/voter. 

Registering to vote on Election Day is not an option in North Carolina. 

Significant measures will be taken to guard against the spread of COVID-19, including enforcement of social distancing. Masks will be provided for those who don’t bring their own.