Early Voting Starts Thursday at Fifteen Locations Across Wake County

Sites open seven days a week through November 5

Ready to vote? Starting Thursday, October 20, voters can cast their ballots ahead of the November 8 General and Raleigh Municipal Elections at fifteen Early Voting polling places  located around Wake County.

“Voters are telling us they’re excited to return to the polls in person and Early Voting gives them options to find a time or location that’s convenient for them to participate in the election,” said Gary Sims, director of the Wake County Board of Elections. “And if residents missed the voter registration deadline, they can even register to vote or update their address at the same time they cast their ballot.”

Thanks to some innovative tools, Wake County has made it easier than ever to find the nearest Early Voting location and check current wait times. Visit WakeVotesEarly.com for an interactive map, hours, details about each site, answers to frequently asked questions and more. Voters can check their voter registration and download a sample ballot customized to their address at ReadyToVote.com.

Early Voting will be open for 17 days:

  • Weekdays from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.;
  • Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and
  • Sundays from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Looking to beat crowds? Lines are historically shortest on the first days of Early Voting. The busiest times are around lunchtime on weekdays, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturdays and the last three days of the Early Voting period.

There are fifteen Early Voting sites in Wake County.

  1.  Avery Street Recreation Center
    125 Avery St., Garner 27529
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  2. Cary Senior Center
    120 Maury Odell Pl., Cary 27513
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  3. Green Road Community Center
    4201 Green Rd., Raleigh 27604
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  4. Herbert C. Young Community Center
    101 Wilkinson Ave., Cary 27513
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  5. Hilltop Needmore Town Park and Preserve
    4621 Shady Greens Dr., Fuquay-Varina 27526
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  6. John Chavis Memorial Park Community Center
    505 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Raleigh 27601
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  7. John M. Brown Community Center
    53 Hunter St., Apex 27502
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  8. Lake Lynn Community Center
    7921 Ray Rd., Raleigh 27613
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  9. NCSU Talley Student Union
    2411 Dunn Ave., Raleigh 27606
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  10. Northern Regional Center
    350 E. Holding Ave., Wake Forest 27587
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  11. Optimist Park Community Center
    5900 Whittier Dr., Raleigh 27609
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  12. Southeast Raleigh YMCA
    1436 Rock Quarry Rd., Raleigh 27610
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  13. Wake County Board of Elections Office
    1200 N. New Hope Rd., Raleigh 27610
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  14. W.E. Hunt Recreation Center
    301 Stinson Ave., Holly Springs 27540
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  15. Wendell Community Center
    601 W. 3rd St., Wendell 27591
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Find more information about voting and upcoming elections at ReadyToVote.com.

About Wake County Board of Elections
The Wake County Board of Elections is responsible for conducting all elections held in the county. The Board establishes election precincts and voting sites, appoints and trains Precinct Officials, prepares and distributes ballots and voting equipment, certifies ballots cast in elections and investigates any voting irregularities.

The Wake County Board of Elections also maintains voter registration and voting records for more than 811,000 voters. To learn more about the Wake County Board of Elections, follow us on Twitter and Facebook or contact us at 919-404-4040.

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