Early Voting for the November 2 Election

Early voting for the November 2 election begins October 14 and ends October 30.  Locations, days, and times can be found on the Guilford County Board of Elections website.  If you vote early, you can  register to vote and vote at the same time.  To register to vote, you will need to provide proof of Guilford County residence from a list of approved forms of identification found on that same website.  Just click on Registering to Vote During Early Voting.

Primary Election Day, May 4, 2010

Next Tuesday (May 4, 2010) is the 2010 primary election day.  Polls open at 6:30 a. m., and they close at 7:30 p. m.  If you’re not registered to vote, you will not be able to vote on that day.  However, you can register to vote if you vote early.  Early voting runs through Saturday, May 1.  A schedule of days and times for early voting is on the 

Guilford County Board of Elections website at the link Early Voting Schedule and Locations for the May 4, 2010 Primary Elections.  If you’re registered as a Democrat, you can vote in  the Democratic Primary and the Nonpartisan Primary (judges and Guilford County Board of Education).  If you’re registered as a Republican, you can vote in the Republican Primary and the Nonpartisan Primary (judges and Guilford County Board of  Education).  If you’re registered as Unaffiliated, you can vote in the Democratic Primary and the Nonpartisan Primary OR the Republican Primary and the Nonpartisan Primary OR the Nonpartisan Primary only.  A pollworker will ask you whether you would like to vote in a party primary in addition to the Nonpartisan Primary.  If you’re registered as a Libertarian, your party does not have a primary, and you can only vote in the Nonpartisan Primary.    You cannot write in anyone on the primary ballot.  If you would like to see a sample ballot, you can go to the North Carolina State Board of Elections website.  Then, click on My Election information.  Next, put in your first name, last name, date of birth, and county.  Your voter information will come up.  Included will be precinct number, polling place, and a link to your sample ballot.  Every election is important.  Please do your part and vote next Tuesday!

Registering to Vote When You Vote Early!

Did you forget to register to vote by April 9 for the May 4 primary?  Don’t despair!  If you vote early, you can still register to vote at the same time.  Early voting begins on April 15.  Days, locations, and times can be found on the Early Voting Schedule and Locations link on the Guilford County Board of Elections website.  To register to vote when you vote early, you must have with you an acceptable form of identification showing your current name and address.  A list of acceptable forms of identification can be found at the Registering to Vote During Early Voting link on the Guilford County Board of Elections website.   Please register and take advantage of this further opportunity to let your voice be heard!

Some Election Day FAQs for Greensboro City Voters by Frank Barefoot

1)      What time will the polls open on election day? 

6:30 a. m.

2)      What time will the polls close on election day? 

7:30 p. m. 

3)      What is the phone number of the Guilford County Board of Elections?

641-3836

4)      Can I register to vote AND vote on Election Day, November 3?

No.

5)      My next-door neighbor told me we’re in a different Greensboro City Council district.  What’s going on? 

Between the 2007 Greensboro city election and this one, Greensboro annexed a large amount of land and a large number of people on the west side of the city.  So, the city council districts had to be redrawn to satisfy a number of legal requirements.  You are one of the 42,000 voters in the new city limits whose precinct was moved from one district to another as a result of this district boundary redrawing. 

6)      Who are the Democratic and Republican Party candidates in this election? 

The Greensboro city election is non-partisan, and that means that candidates do not run with party labels.

7)      Can I vote for a write-in candidate?  

Yes.

8)      I live outside of Greensboro.  Why can’t I vote today? 

This election is only for Greensboro City Council candidates, and you can’t vote for them unless you live inside the Greensboro city limits.

9)      I’ve got to go and vote this afternoon, but I don’t know who the people are I’m supposed to choose from.   How can I find out? 

If you have a computer with Internet access, you can go to www.guilfordelections.org, the website of the Guilford County Board of Elections.  Then follow these steps:

Click on Voter Information Lookup and Sample Ballot (a link on the lefthand side).

Click on My Election Information

Put in your first name, last name, and birth date, and choose your county.

Click on My Districts.

Under City, you’ll see your ward (city council district).

Then, use your back arrow twice and X out of the Voter Information Lookup screen.  Click on 2009 Municipal Election Composite Sample Ballot.  Each voter will be voting for mayor, 3 at-large city council members, 1 district city council member, and Yes or No on some Natural Science Center bonds.

Greensboro City Council Primary

The Greensboro City Council primary is Tuesday, October 6.  Polls will open at 6:30 a. m. and close at 7:30 p. m.  If you want to see a sample ballot based on where you live and vote, you can go to the Guilford County Board of Elections website and click on Voter Information Lookup and Sample Ballot.  Next, click on My Election Information and put in your first name, last name, birth date, and county.  Then, click on Submit.  Please be sure to vote on Tuesday, because every vote counts!

Early Voting for the Greensboro City Council Primary

You can now vote early for the Greensboro City Council Primary of October 6, 2009.  The early voting location in Greensboro is the Guilford County Board of Elections Absentee Office, which is Room 100 of the old Guilford County Courthouse at 301 West Market Street.  The early voting location in High Point is Room 103 of the Guilford County Board of Elections office at 505 East Green Drive.  The early voting days and times are: 1) Thursday and Friday, September 17 and 18, from 8-5; 2) Monday-Friday, September 21-25, 8-5; 3) Monday-Friday, September 28-October 2, 8-5; and 4)( GREENSBORO LOCATION ONLY) Saturday, October 3, 10-1.

If you vote early during any of the periods above, you can register to vote and vote at the same time.  To do this, you will need to fill out a voter registration form and show identification with your current name and Guilford County address from one of the accepted forms of identification shown at the link Registering to Vote During Early Voting found on the Guilford County Board of Elections website.

If you’re not going to be able to vote on Election Day but can make it to one of these locations during these times, please consider voting early.  Remember that every vote counts!