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Voter registration deadline is Oct. 8

2021 ELECTIONS

A voter exits Middlesex Baptist Church after voting on Nov. 5, 2013.  Enterprise file photo

A voter exits Middlesex Baptist Church after voting on Nov. 5, 2013. Enterprise file photo

State elections officials are encouraging residents to check their voter status and ensure listed information is correct ahead of an Oct. 8 voter registration deadline for Nov. 2 municipal elections.

Eligibility requirements are available online at NCSBE.gov. Voters can check registration details through the N.C. State Board of Elections’ voter search tool at vt.ncsbe.gov/RegLkup/.

Registration drives were held throughout the state on Tuesday, which was National Voter Registration Day.

“Voting is a critical way to make an impact in your city or town, county, state and country,” Karen Brinson Bell, the state elections board’s executive director, said in a news release. “If you’re eligible, we hope to see you at the polls this fall.”

More than 7.15 million people were registered to vote in North Carolina as of Saturday.

Residents who are eligible to become registered voters can complete a voter registration application and return the form to their county board of elections. Applications can be emailed, faxed, mailed or returned in person.

Motorists with North Carolina driver licenses can register through the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles.The DMV website also allows voters to update registration information, except for name changes.

For more information and a link to the DMV service, visit NCSBE.gov and navigate to the “Online Voter Registration” section.