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Early voting in Fayetteville primary begins Thursday; here’s what to know


Early voting for the Oct. 10 Fayetteville primary election begins Thursday with new requirements for voters. 

For this election, voters will be required to show photo identification. Those without a photo ID can get one free at the Cumberland County Board of Elections Office.

 The early voting schedule is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, Sept. 21-Oct. 6, and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 7 at the Cumberland County Board of Elections Office, 227 Fountainhead Lane.

Three contests for Fayetteville city office have primary elections this cycle: City Council Districts 2 and 5 and the mayoral race. 

 Residents  can register to vote on the same day they vote during  the early-voting period. Voters must be a U.S., 18 or older, and a legal resident of Cumberland County for 30 days before the date of the next election. To be eligible to vote in a municipal election, voters must be a city resident.

Go to the State Board of Elections website to use an interactive map to see municipal elections by location at ncsbe.gov/voting/upcoming-election. 

Voter ID requirements

As of 2023, all voters in North Carolina will be required to show photo identification in order to vote.

Acceptable forms of ID include:

  • North Carolina driver’s license.
  • State ID from the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles (also called non-operator ID).
  • Driver’s license or non-driver’s license from another state, District of Columbia, or U.S. territory (only if voter registered in North Carolina within 90 days of the election).
  • U.S. passport or U.S. passport card.
  • Voter ID card issued by the county Board of Elections.
  • College or university student ID approved by the State Board of Elections.
  • State or local government or charter school employee ID approved by the State Board of Elections. 

To learn more about the photo ID requirement, acceptable forms of identification and how to get a free voter ID, visit ncsbe.gov/voting/voter-id.

 For more information, contact the Cumberland County Board of Elections at 910-678-7733 or visit cumberlandcountync.gov/elections.

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