Local municipal general elections will be held Tuesday, Nov. 7. Early voting is underway now and will continue through Saturday, Nov. 4. Elections for governing bodies are held in Fayetteville, Hope Mills, Spring Lake, Falcon, Godwin, Linden, Wade, Eastover and Stedman plus the Eastover Sanitary District.
One-Stop early voting is held only at the Cumberland County Board of Elections Office, in the E. Newton Smith Center at 227 Fountainhead Ln., Fayetteville. Dates and times for early voting are: Oct. 25–Oct. 27, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.; Oct. 30–Nov. 3, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.; Nov. 4, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Officials did not say why the polls would not be open on most Saturdays and Sundays. Citizens who want to take advantage of early voting but are not registered to vote may do so when they arrive at the board of elections office. They must provide acceptable identity documentation. Would-be voters should be prepared to show documents that list current names and addresses in Cumberland County. A complete list of allowable forms of identification is outlined on the county’s website.
Regular office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Voters who because of age or disability are unable to enter the voting place are permitted to vote curbside from their cars. The process is overseen by an elections official. A curbside voter is entitled to the same level of assistance, privacy and instruction provided to voters in the polling place. For more information and for links to voter information, general election polling places and the N.C. Board of Elections, go to www. co.cumberland.nc.us/elections or call (910) 678-7733.