What do you want to know about voting in Wake County?


Ella Josephine Baker is an unsung hero of the civil rights and racial justice movement in the 1960s and beyond. While she worked with well-known names such as Martin Luther King, Jr., her legacy includes registering voters and leading young activists to push for change through nonviolent direct action. She’s a Shaw University graduate (and the 1927 valedictorian). This mural, by William Paul Thomas, is at Trophy Brewing on Morgan Street.

It’s always important to vote. But amid a pandemic, understanding how to vote is even more important.

Raleigh Convergence wants to find answers to your questions about voting, and about what’s on the ballot.

FIND OUR WAKE COUNTY VOTER GUIDE HERE.

The presidential election may be what’s on the signs in neighbors’ yard — and it’s important — but important local votes that affect our neighbors are on the ballot, too.

On the Nov. 3 election ballot: For Raleigh residents, that includes an affordable housing bond. For Wake County residents, that includes a vote on Wake County Commission seats.

Share what you want to know by filling out this brief survey (which can be anonymous) or sending an email to editor@raleighconvergence.com. We’re looking in particular for your questions for local candidates, around voting itself and around the affordable housing bond.

How to vote in Wake County:

🗳️ Check if you’re registered.
🗳️ If you’re not registered, you can register online through the DMV or register to vote by e-mail, mail or fax. Deadline: 5 p.m. Oct. 9.
🗳️ If you miss the registration deadline, same-day registration is available exclusively at early voting, which begins Oct. 15 and ends Oct. 31.
🗳️ Requesting an absentee ballot is even easier now, since you can request it online! or through these ways if you don’t plan to vote in person. Deadline to request: 5 p.m. Oct. 27.
🗳️ Opt to vote early: Early voting begins Oct. 15, and you can find the locations here.

Nonpartisan voting-related informational events:

A Virtual Guide to Voting in Wake County, from Wake County Libraries with Board of Elections Director Gary Sims, is Sept. 22, over Zoom. [info to register]

Submit more voting-related events for consideration by emailing editor@raleighconvergence.com.

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Author: raleighconvergence

Sarah Day Owen Wiskirchen is the editor of Raleigh Convergence.

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