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Primary election details announced for Hyde County

From the Hyde County Board of Elections

A primary election will be held on Tuesday, April 30 in Hyde County to vote in the following contest: U.S. House of Representatives, District 3. Polls will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the day of the election.

One-stop early voting will be held at the Hyde County Board of Elections office and Ocracoke Fire Department. One-stop early voting will be open at the Hyde County Board of Elections office located at 1223 Main Street in Swan Quarter on weekdays from Wednesday, April 10 until Friday, April 26, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and at the Ocracoke Fire Department, located at 822 Irvin Garrish Highway in Ocracoke, on Thursday, April 18 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Canvass will be held in the Hyde County Board of Elections office at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 10.

Absentee voting by mail is available. Requests for an absentee ballot must be made on an absentee request form (available on the State Board of Elections website and at the county board of elections office) and must be received in the Hyde County Board of Elections office by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23. Absentee voting requires the voter to complete an application on the return envelope that must be witnessed by two qualified persons or a notary public.

Completed absentee ballots must be returned to the Hyde County Board of Elections by 5 p.m. on Election Day. Ballots received by mail after this time will be timely if received within three business days and postmarked by Election Day. Voters may receive assistance voting a mail-in absentee ballot from a qualified person of their choice. If the voter lives 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 witnesses.

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 not able to enter voting sites. All persons who are registered unaffiliated or with the Democratic, Libertarian or Republican parties and who are registered to vote with the Hyde County Board of Elections may vote in this election. Persons who are not already registered to vote in the county must register by Friday, April 5 to be eligible to vote in this election.

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 residence. Voters who wish to change party affiliation or who have changed name or address must do so by the registration deadline. Voters who fail to timely make a change in name or address in the county must update the information when presenting to vote and may be required to vote a provisional ballot. 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 Hyde County Board of Elections Office at 252-926-4194.