The State Board of Elections has officially approved Orange County’s early voting sites, including one close to- but not on- UNC campus.
Concerns about accessibility led members of the Orange County Board of Elections to take Ram’s Head Dining Hall off the list of possible sites this year.
Board members examined other options for on-campus voting, but ultimately settled on the North Carolina Hillel Center on West Cameron Avenue. While that’s close to UNC, some worry its off-campus location will not appeal to student voters.
A plan to use Cobb Residence Hall as an additional on-campus voting site failed to gain traction with the majority of the local board members.
The sites approved for early voting are the Hillel Center and the Seymour Senior Center in Chapel Hill, the Board of Elections office and the Master’s Garden Preschool in Hillsborough, and Carrboro Town Hall.
Recent changes to state law mean early voting will only run for nine days this year and registration during early voting is no longer allowed. The deadline to register to vote is Friday, April 11.
You can download registration forms from the Orange County Board of Elections website, or pick them up at locations around the county:
Board of Elections Office – 208 S. Cameron Street, Hillsborough
Carrboro Town Hall – 301 W. Main St, Carrboro
Carrboro Cybrary, Century Center, 100 N. Greensboro St, Carrboro
Chapel Hill Town Hall – 405 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill Public Library – 100 Library Dr, Chapel Hilll
Davis Library, UNC-CH Campus
Orange County Public Library – 137 W. Margaret Ln, Hillsborough
McDougle School Library, Old Fayetteville Rd., Carrboro
Persons having business with the N.C. Department of Motor Vehicles may register to vote with the DMV