It’s Here!  Election Day 2020!

It’s Here! Election Day 2020!

Today, November 3rd, is Election Day in America!

Polls in North Carolina are open from 6:30 AM until 7:30 PM.

If you are in line before 7:30 PM, you will be allowed to vote.

Voters are NOT required to show photo ID for today’s election.

Wayne County Elections Director Anne Riskutells that voters need to report to their assigned precinct on Election Day.

She adds you may need to be ready for longer lines due to limitations inside the polling locations from COVID-19 restrictions.

Poll workers will be cleaning and sanitizing the voting booths in between each voter.

The polling locations will have ample personal protective equipment for voters, including hand sanitizer, individual ballot-marking devices, and face masks if needed.

Risku explains any voter that experiences any harassment or intimidation at the polls should immediately inform the chief judge of their precinct.

This is also crunch time for submitting absentee ballots.

Risku says absentee ballots can only be delivered by hand to the Wayne County Board of Elections Office on Election Day — NOT your voting precinct.

Absentee ballots that are being returned by mail need to be postmarked by November 3rd and received at the Board of Elections by November 12th.

About 40,000 Wayne County residents have already cast their ballot ahead of today’s presidential election, representing over 50% of the county’s eligible voters.

You can find further information on voting, including your polling location and sample ballots, at or