Early voting underway for city election
Early voting for the 2013 Durham city election began Thursday and continues through Nov. 2.
Residents ready to cast their votes in the election can opt for early voting or prepare for Election Day Nov. 5. The municipal election will include voting for the nayor and Durham City Council Wards 1, 2 and 3.
On Election Day, all City of Durham precincts will be open from 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. Precinct 26 in Rougemont will not be open.
The Durham BOE encourages citizens to consider early voting options. During early voting voters can also update their registration information. Early voting will be available at the Board of Elections Office, 706 W. Corporation Street, until the end of the election period. Hours will be:
-- Oct. 21-25, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
-- Oct. 26, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
-- Oct. 27, closed
-- Oct. 28-Nov. 1, 9 a.m. – 5p.m.
-- November 2, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Same day registration is an option for voters during the early voting period but not on Election Day. Additionally, citizens at least 17 years old who will be 18 on or before Nov. 5 can vote during the municipal election.
A sample of the municipal election ballot is available on the Durham County BOE website at www.dconc.gov/elect. Hard copies of the ballot are at the Durham County BOE headquarters.
For more information about early voting or election day, contact the Durham County Board of Elections Office at 919-560-0700 or via email at email@example.com.