What You Need To Vote in Tuesday’s Municipal Elections
Durham voters will choose a new mayor and three at-large city council representatives on Tuesday, Nov. 7, in one of hundreds of municipal elections across North Carolina.
Early voting continues through Saturday, Nov. 4. During the early voting period, voters can cast their ballot at any polling location in the county where they are registered. Same-day voter registration is available during the early voting period and voters also have the opportunity to update their registration if needed.
On Election Day, voters must cast their ballots at their assigned polling location and will not have an opportunity to update their registration. Polling locations are open on Election Day from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Students living on East Campus will vote at Watts Elementary School, 700 Watts St., while West Campus residents can vote at Patterson Recreation Center, 2614 Crest St. For more information, visit the Durham County Board of Elections website.
Municipal elections are also occurring this fall in Wake County and Orange County, including in Angier, Apex, Carrboro, Chapel Hill, Fuquay-Varina, Garner, Hillsborough, Holly Springs, Knightdale, Morrisville, Rolesville, Wake Forest, Wendell and Zebulon. In Cary, a runoff election will be held on Tuesday for a town council seat.
- North Carolina driver’s license
- State ID from the NCDMV for NC residents (also called “non-operator ID”)
- Driver’s license or non-driver ID 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
- North Carolina voter photo ID card issued by a county board of elections
- College or university student ID approved by the State Board of Elections (including the Duke Student Voter ID Card)
- State or local government or charter school employee ID approved by the State Board of Elections
Additional information on registering to vote, voting, and voter ID requirements can be found on the NC Board of Elections website or the Duke Votes website. Duke University is committed to ensuring every member of the community who is eligible to vote has the opportunity. More information can be found online on the university voting policy.