Wake County brings expanded voter services to local libraries this summer

Elections, Libraries staff partner on one of largest initiatives to date

The Wake County Board of Elections and Wake County Public Libraries are partnering to offer voter services at eight local libraries on Saturdays this summer. Events will take place from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. June 22 through Aug. 17, with the exception of July 6.

Board of Elections staff will visit eight libraries over eight weekends to offer voter registration updates and upcoming election information. Visitors will also be able to get a photo voter ID, which is now required to be shown by registered voters who do not already have an acceptable ID. A full list of accepted voter IDs can be found at ncsbe.gov/voting/voter-id.

“We always strive to empower more people to vote in Wake County by making information and resources as accessible as possible,” said Olivia McCall, Board of Elections director. “This collaboration with the libraries is an excellent opportunity for us to provide accurate information and help residents better prepare for the upcoming elections.”

The two organizations have worked together to offer voter registration at local libraries for years, but this is one of the largest initiatives ever planned. The events provide a convenient opportunity for residents to get their voting needs met at locations across Wake County.

Join library and elections staff at one of the following events:

"We are excited to partner with the Wake County Board of Elections to bring these vital voter services to our community,” said Ann Burlingame Diab, deputy library director. “Libraries have always been a hub for information and civic engagement, and this initiative allows us to further support our residents in exercising their right to vote.”

The voter registration deadline for the Nov. 5 General Election is 5 p.m. Oct. 11, but you can register to vote at an Early Voting Site after the deadline. Early Voting begins Oct. 17 and ends Nov. 2. More voting information can be found at wake.gov/elections.

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 833,000 voters. To learn more about the Wake County Board of Elections, follow us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. Contact us at voter@wake.gov or 919-404-4040.

About Wake County Public Libraries
Wake County currently operates eight regional libraries, 13 community libraries, two special libraries, one bookmobile and one administrative building. In fiscal year 2023, the library system’s circulation topped 10.95 million, and visits soared over 2.62 million. About 21% of Wake County’s population has an active library card.

To learn more about Wake County Public Libraries, follow us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. Contact us at 919-250-1200.

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