05 Szoka engaging public masksNorth Carolina is a great state, and I enjoy working for the residents of Cumberland County as their District 45 representative.

We have much to be thankful for. Just this month we remembered and honored the brave citizens and first responders that lost their lives on September 11th. Let us never forget the everyday sacrifices made by our military men and women, local firefighters, EMS and law enforcement officers who dedicate themselves to protecting our lives and our freedoms so Americans we never have to live in fear, and forever continue the tradition of life, liberty and the pursuit of
happiness.

To secure our freedoms, we must exercise our right to vote. There is still time for citizens to register and a number of ways to cast their ballot.

There are less than 30 days until one stop early voting begins. Early voting is available from Oct. 15-31. To find your nearest early voting site visit https://vt.ncsbe.gov/ossite/.

Many people choose early voting to avoid crowds, pick their polling location, or enjoy the convenience of registering and voting all at one stop.

Commonly known as “early voting,” one-stop absentee voting allows voters to register and then immediately vote, unlike on Election Day when voters must have already completed registration.

On Election Day registered voters can only vote at their specific precinct, but one-stop voting allows registered voters to vote at any one-stop absentee voting site in the county.

Voter resources including information on voting in the 2020 General Election can be found at https://www.ncsbe.gov/voting.

Other important dates to remember:
Voter registrations ends Oct. 9
The deadline for absentee ballots is Oct. 27
The General Election is Tuesday, Nov. 3.
I'll see you at the polls!

Representative John Szoka serves North Carolina House District 45 which encompasses Fort Bragg and much of southern Cumberland County including the Town of Hope Mills, parts of the City of Fayetteville and the Gray's Creek area. He is a retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. And has owned and several successful small businesses in Fayetteville. For more information about Rep. Szoka visit https://szokafornchouse.com/.

Pictured: Rep. John Szoka engaging a constituent.

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