Early voting for March 3rd Primary begins tomorrow
By Cash Michaels
At long last, One Stop Early voting in North Carolina for the Super Tuesday March 3rd primary begins tomorrow, Feb. 13. By federal district court order, registered voters in North Carolina are not required to show photo identification at the polls between now and Tuesday, March 3rd, Primary Day.
The early voting period in North Carolina ends on Saturday, February 29th, with most polls opening Monday through Friday at 8am, with some polls closing at 7:30pm in some counties.
For those counties with Saturday early voting, polls will open at 8am and close at 3pm. Counties with Sunday voting may open at 12 noon and close at 6 pm.
All early voting ends on Saturday, February 29th, from 8am to 3pm.
Check with your local county Board of Elections to confirm voting dates and times between now and Saturday, February 29th.
Local candidates for office have already begun campaigning with mailers, campaign commercials, and campaign events. Major candidates for president have also begun coming to North Carolina to campaign.
On the Republican side, President Donald Trump came to Charlotte last week, and though it was not officially deemed a reelection campaign stop, it is known that North Carolina is an important state in Trump’s re-election effort, especially with the 2020 Republican National Convention scheduled for August.
Billionaire and former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg is bringing his campaign for president back to North Carolina tomorrow, visiting Winston-Salem, Greensboro and Raleigh.
Sen. Bernie Sanders is scheduled to be in Durham and Charlotte on Friday.
Sanders, who is currently leading in the national polls after the disastrous Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primaries, is, like Bloomberg, trying to up his profile in North Carolina and at least 14 other states that are part of the March 3rd Super Tuesday primaries.
Bloomberg has focused his candidacy on winning the lion’s share of those contests in his quest for the Democratic nomination.