Court Extends Voter Registration in 36 Counties | Beaufort County Now | Within the past hour, Wake County Superior Court Judge Donald Stephens ordered that the regular voter registration deadline be extended until close of business on Wednesday (October 19) in 36 counties receiving assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency in the wake of Hurricane Matthew

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Court Extends Voter Registration in 36 Counties

Press Release:

    RALEIGH, N.C.      Within the past hour, Wake County Superior Court Judge Donald Stephens ordered that the regular voter registration deadline be extended until close of business on Wednesday (October 19) in 36 counties receiving assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency in the wake of Hurricane Matthew.

    "Our agency appreciates Judge Stephens' thoughtful consideration of this matter and will fully comply with his order," said Kim Westbrook Strach, State Board executive director.

    The deadline extension will be in effect in the following counties:

    In the other 64 counties, the regular voter registration deadline ends today. Would-be voters may still register and vote at the same time during the 17-day early voting period, which begins Thursday (October 20) and runs through November 5.

    "Same-day registration is available during the three-week period after the regular registration deadlines," Strach said. "We encourage those displaced by Hurricane Matthew to take advantage of same-day registration opportunities throughout their county."

    Please visit www.ncsbe.gov for more information.

  • Contact: Patrick Gannon
  •     Patrick.Gannon@ncsbe.gov

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