Karsh Alumni and Visitors Center to Serve as Durham County Early Voting Location for 2024 Primary Elections

The early voting site at Karsh Alumni Center.

Supervisors are encouraged to be flexible with scheduling to enable employees who are unable to vote outside normal work hours to do so before, during or after their assigned shifts. Duke University’s voting policy for employees can be found on the Duke Human Resources website.

The voter registration deadline to cast a ballot on Election Day is Friday, February 9. However, same-day voter registration is also available during the early voting period at polling locations. Early voting locations across North Carolina can be found on the state Board of Elections website.

Voting on Election Day

On Election Day, voters are assigned a polling location based on their residential address. 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. Other Election Day polling locations can be found the state Board of Elections website.

Voter ID

North Carolina voters are now required to provide photo identification when voting in-person or by absentee ballot. Acceptable forms of ID include:

  • 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
  • State or local government or charter school employee ID approved by the State Board of Elections

The NC Board of Elections approved Duke University’s Student Voter ID Card as a valid form of identification when voting. The Duke Student Voter ID Card is a physical card, separate from the DukeCard, and will be provided to Duke students for free upon request.

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.