Make voting easy on yourself

Published 7:00 pm Tuesday, April 22, 2008

By Staff
Whether you are registered to vote or not, the one-stop early-voting centers now open until May 3 can be a convenient way to participate in North Carolina’s hot primary election. More than two million people are expected to turn out, a state record and a good reason to get toward the head of the line.
The early-voting centers are especially helpful if you’ve moved within your county and have not updated your registration - or if you missed the regular deadline to register as a first-time voter.
Here are eight steps to make the voting process easier for you.
Following these steps should make the voting experience easier — even if your favorite candidate doesn’t win. A healthy democracy depends on participation and vigilance. Getting more people involved helps everyone.
One final step: If you have problems while voting that are not addressed by election officials, you can call an Election Protection hotline at 888-OUR-VOTE. Exercise your right and your responsibility — vote now, vote forever.