NOTICE OF GENERAL ELECTION TO BE HELD NOVEMBER 3, 2020 FORSYTH COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA
  • By Michelle Bobadilla
  • Posted Monday, September 21, 2020

NOTICE OF GENERAL ELECTION TO BE HELD NOVEMBER 3, 2020 FORSYTH COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA

A General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 in Forsyth County to vote for the following contests: President of the United States, US Senate, US House of Representatives District 6, US House of Representatives District 10, NC Governor, NC Lieutenant Governor, NC Attorney General, NC Auditor, NC Commissioner of Agriculture, NC Commissioner of Insurance, NC Commissioner of Labor, NC Secretary of State, NC Superintendent of Public Instruction, NC Treasurer, NC Supreme Court Chief Justice Seat 1, NC Supreme Court Associate Justice Seat 2, NC Supreme Court Associate Justice Seat 4, NC Court of Appeals Judge Seat 4, NC Court of Appeals Judge Seat 5, NC Court of Appeals Judge Seat 6, NC Court of Appeals Judge Seat 7, NC Court of Appeals Judge Seat 13, NC State Senate District 31, NC State Senate District 32, NC House of Representatives District 71, NC House of Representatives District 72, NC House of Representatives District 73, NC House of Representatives District 74, NC House of Representatives District 75, , NC Superior Court Judge District 21B Seat 1, NC Superior Court Judge District 21D Seat 1, NC District Court Judge District 21 Seat 5, NC District Court Judge District 21 Seat 6, NC District Court Judge District 21 Seat 7, NC District Court Judge District 21 Seat 8, NC District Court Judge District 21 Seat 9, NC District Court Judge District 21 Seat 10, NC District Court Judge District 21 Seat 11, Forsyth County Board of Commissioners District B (3 seats), Forsyth County Clerk of Superior Court- unexpired term, Forsyth County Register of Deeds, City of Winston Salem Mayor, City of Winston Salem City Council’s: East Ward, North Ward, Northeast Ward, Northwest Ward, South Ward, Southeast Ward, Southwest Ward, West Ward, and Forsyth County Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor.

Voters will not be required to show photo ID for elections held in 2020. Federal and state courts have temporarily blocked North Carolina’s voter photo ID requirement from taking effect until further order of the courts. Polls will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the day of the election, Tuesday, November 3, 2020. One-stop early voting locations and schedule may be obtained by calling the Forsyth County Board of Elections or viewed on the web site, www.fcvotes.com One-stop early voting will be open from Thursday, October 15 until Saturday, October 31 at 3:00 p.m. The Forsyth County Board of Elections will meet Friday, November 13, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at the Forsyth County Government Center, to canvass the votes cast in the election in Forsyth County. Absentee voting by mail is available. Requests for an absentee ballot must be made on an absentee request form (available online at www.fcvotes.com or at the county board of elections office) and must be received in the Forsyth County Board of Elections office or any one-stop early voting site by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 27, 2020. Completed request forms may only be returned in-person to the Forsyth County Board of Elections office by the voter, the voter’s near relative or verifiable legal guardian, or by a Multipartisan Assistance Team, or delivered by the U.S. Postal Service or designated delivery service (DHL, FedEx, or UPS). Absentee voting requires the voter to complete an application on the return envelope that must be witnessed by one qualified person. Completed absentee ballots must be returned to the Forsyth County Board of Elections by 5:00 p.m. on Election Day (ballots received by mail after this time will be considered timely if they are received by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 6, and postmarked on or before Election Day). Voters may receive assistance voting a mailin absentee ballot from a near relative or verifiable legal guardian, or by a qualified person of their choice if a near relative or legal guardian is not available. If the voter resides in a facility such as a nursing home, and the voter’s near relative or legal guardian is not available, the voter or the facility can arrange to have the county board of elections schedule a visit by a Multipartisan Assistance Team to provide assistance and serve as a witness.

All persons who are registered to vote with the Forsyth County Board of Elections may vote in this election. Those who are not already registered to vote in the county must register by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 9, 2020 at the Forsyth County Board of Elections office located at 201 N. Chestnut Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101; Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Voters who are not registered in the county by that deadline may register and vote during one-stop early voting only, and will be required to provide documentation of their identity and residence. In addition, voters who have moved since the last election, need to make address changes, change their party affiliation, or process a name change must do so by the registration deadline. Otherwise, a current Forsyth County registered voter who has moved within the county may transfer their precinct on Election Day according to the provision of G.S. 163-82.15(e). Registration forms are also available at Forsyth County Public Libraries, the Department of Motor Vehicles when obtaining or renewing a driver’s license, and www.fcvotes.com. Voters voting in person are entitled to assistance by an election official, or, if assistance is needed due to disability or illiteracy, by a qualified person of their choice. Voting sites are accessible to all voters. Curbside voting is available for voters who are unable to enter the voting sites due to age or physical disability. The voting places may be obtained by calling the Forsyth County Board of Elections or viewed on the web site, www.fcvotes.com. Persons with questions about registration, polling places, early voting, absentee ballots, a Multipartisan Assistance Team visit to a facility or other election matters may call the Forsyth County Board of Elections Office at (336) 703-2800, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

This is the 17th day of September, 2020

Click here for the NOTICE OF GENERAL ELECTION TO BE HELD NOVEMBER 3, 2020 FORSYTH COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA document.

Please contact the Forsyth County Board of Elections at (336) 703-2800 for further questions or assistance.

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