Candidates up and down the ballot are making the final push before Election Day.
More than 4.5 million people in North Carolina have already cast their votes, but with tight races for president and the U.S. Senate in the state, every vote could count.
Between early voting and absentee ballots, turnout in North Carolina is already over 60%. There are 7.3 million registered voters in the state.
Polls will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. across North Carolina. You must already be registered to vote, but you do not need a photo ID to cast a ballot.
For those who plan to vote on Election Day, here’s some important information from the State Board of Elections:
- Check your registration and get a sample ballot
- Find your polling place
- No registered voter can be turned away from the polls
- If there are issues with a voter’s registration, you can still cast a provisional ballot
- Don’t forget to bring a mask and observe social distancing at the polls
Nationally, more than 94 million people have already voted early, according to the U.S. Elections Project from the University of Florida.
North Carolina is one of a handful of swing states that could help decide the outcome of the presidential race. The campaigns for Donald Trump and Joe Biden have been criss-crossing the state in the final days before the election.
Trump is expected to hold a rally in Fayetteville Monday morning, and the First Lady has an event near Charlotte in the afternoon. He’s also planning campaign stops in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin on the eve of Election Day.
Trump and Vice President Mike Pence both made stops in North Carolina Sunday.
Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris made a series of stops in eastern North Carolina Sunday.
It’s clear that both campaigns are fighting for every vote they can get in North Carolina.
Another close race getting national attention is between Sen. Thom Tillis and Democrat Cal Cunningham for U.S. Senate. The candidates are in a close race that could help decide which party controls the Senate for at least the next two years.
The races will be all over after Tuesday as the ballots are counted.