This article was for Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020. Primary elections were held throughout North Carolina. —EH Stafford, Managing Editor


No Photo ID needed today

Voters are not required to show photo ID for the March 2020 primary election. “In a December 31 order, a federal district court blocked North Carolina’s voter photo ID requirement from taking effect. The injunction will remain in place until further order of the court.” [NC Voter Guide]


Voting Today—Vote in your precinct

Unlike early voting where you could vote at any of the designated locations, today you must vote in your precinct.


How do I find my precinct and my designated voting location?

You can also go to any location and ask them to look it up your precinct and designated voting location for you. (Note: don’t wait in line, if you are unsure of your location. I was at my voting location in the Cornelius Town Hall and they were making announcements to confirm you were in the correct location. You do not have to wait in line to double-check your location.)

You can check online for your voting precinct. Use the Polling Place Search from the North Carolina State Board of Elections. Enter your address including street, town, and zip code. Click Submit and then your designated location will appear. You can also select Search by Precinct number if you know your number but not your voting location.


Polls close at 7:30 pm today

According to the North Carolina Voter Guide the polls close at 7:30 pm today. Anyone already in line when the polls are closing will be allowed to vote. It is still advisable to get to the polls before they close.