In Alexander County, 818 voters cast ballots on Monday, October 24. So far, 2,703 voters have cast ballots during early voting.
Some 958 voted on Thursday, October 20, and 927 voters cast ballots Friday, October 21, according to Patrick Wike, Deputy Director, Alexander County Board of Elections.
The Early Voting period runs October 20 — November 5, 2016.
Any eligible Alexander County voter may vote at any of the three Alexander County early voting locations. One-Stop Absentee (Early) Voting Sites are:
1. Alexander County Board of Elections Office, at 370 1st Avenue SW, in Taylorsville. This is open for voting Monday, October 24, to Friday, October 28, 8:00am – 5:00pm; Saturday, October 29, 8:00am – 1:00pm; Monday, October 31, to Friday, November 4, 8:00am – 5:00pm; amd Saturday, November 5, 8:00am – 1:00pm. Curbside Voters should park on the right side of the building by using parking lot closest to Health Department.
2. Bethlehem Community Fire and Rescue Department, located at 7373 NC Hwy 127, Taylorsville. This site is open Monday, October 31, to Friday, November 4, 10:00am – 6:00pm, and Saturday, November 5, 8:00am – 1:00pm.
3. Former Energy United Building in Stony Point, located at 431 Ruritan Park Road, Stony Point. This site is also open Monday, October 31, to Friday, November 4, 10:00am – 6:00pm, and Saturday, November 5, 8:00am – 1:00pm.
There are two other ways Alexander County registered voters can cast a ballot in the November 8, 2016, General Election.
1. Absentee by Mail – No special reason is required to vote absentee by mail. Any registered voter, voter’s near relative or verifiable legal guardian must fill out and sign the State Absentee Ballot Request form. This form may be mailed, faxed, emailed, or delivered in person (Sept. 9, 2016 — Nov. 1, 2016). Ballots are mailed by the Board of Elections to the voter. Ballots must be returned by November 8, 2016 at 5 p.m. OR postmarked by November 8, 2016 and received by mail no later than 5 p.m. on November 11, 2016.
2. Election Day – On Tuesday, November 8, 2016, voters must go to their proper precinct to receive the correct ballot style. The hours are 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. that day.
Same day registration will be available for the November 8, 2016, General Election.
Sample ballots are available at the Board of Elections office and online at www.alexandercountync.gov. Sample ballots will appear in next week’s issue. For more information, call the Board of Elections at 828-632-2990.