Voter registration ends Oct. 10

Published 6:41 pm Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Board of Elections officials in the Roanoke-Chowan area are reporting voter registrations reaching record levels for the November 4 General Election.

As a reminder to those eligible to cast a ballot but have yet to register, the deadline to do so is 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 10 at the Board of Elections office in your county of residence. Those offices are located in Bertie County (Windsor, 204 South Queen Street); Gates County (Gatesville, 112 Court Street); Hertford County (Winton, 704 North King Street) and Northampton County (Jackson, J.W. Faison Administrative Center, NC 305 North).

However, voter registration is accepted during the One-Stop (early) voting process. If an individual chooses to take that route, it does require additional time since the registration and One-Stop voting must occur concurrently.

One-Stop voting information in the R-C area is as follows:

Bertie County: weekdays beginning Oct. 16 through Oct. 31 from 8:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. and from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 1 at the Board of Elections office. Also on weekdays (Oct. 16-31) from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Kelford Fire Department (106 North Main St.) and Powellsville Town Hall (106 East Main St.) Those two sites will also host One-Stop voting from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 1.

Gates County: at the Gates County Board of Elections office beginning October 16 and ending November 1. One-Stop voting hours are Mondays and Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Three Saturdays (Oct. 18, Oct. 25 and Nov. 1) will be offered for One-Stop voting. The Saturday hours are 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Hertford County: at the Board of Elections office, weekdays (period between Oct. 16 and Oct. 31) from 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 1 from 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Other One-Stop locations include the Ahoskie Nutrition Site (the old R.L. Vann School cafeteria) and the Elizabeth Sewell Parker Memorial Library on Main Street in Murfreesboro on weekdays from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 26 from 12 noon – 4 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 1 from 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Northampton County: at the Board of Elections office weekdays (Oct. 16-31) from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and 1:30-5 p.m. as well as 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday (Oct. 18 and Oct. 25) and 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 1. Additionally, the E.E. Odom Center in Gaston (221 Craige St.) will host One-Stop voting during the same weekday and Saturday hours as listed for the Jackson location.

Citizens in all four counties needing to vote as an absentee must have a written request for such a ballot in their county’s Board of Elections office no later than Tuesday, Oct. 28.