Early Voting Sites and Times

Early Voting Begins October 15th! 

***Any registered voter may use any one of the 5 sites for early voting instead of their regularly assigned place on election day! During EARLY VOTING ONLY you can also register to vote.

NOTE: If you wait to vote until November 3rd, You must already be registered to vote AND you must vote at your assigned precinct ONLY. You can find your Election Day Precinct Location HERE. (If you are already registered to vote)



October 15-16: 8am - 730pm

October 17: 8am - 6pm

October 19-23: 8am - 730pm

October 24: 8am - 6pm

October 26-30: 8am - 730pm

October 31: 8am - 3pm

Board of Elections office @ 2128 S Sterling St Suite 100, Morganton

Burke County Senior Center @ 501 N Green St, Morganton

East Burke Senior Center @ 101 Old State Hwy 10 W, Hildebran

Glen Alpine Town Hall @ 103 Pitt St, Glen Alpine

Rutherford College Town Hall @ 980 Malcolm Blvd, Rutherford College

One-Stop Early Voting

Any registered voter or eligible individual may cast an absentee ballot in person during the early voting period. In North Carolina, this period is sometimes called “one-stop early voting.”

One-stop early voting site information is available now for the 2020 general election:

Use the One-Stop Early Voting Site Search

In 2020, the in-person early voting period begins Thursday, October 15, and ends Saturday, October 31. During early voting, voters may cast a ballot at any early voting site in their county. This is different from Election Day when registered voters must vote at their assigned precinct.

When you check in to vote at an early voting site, you may update your name or address within the same county, if necessary. Find early voting sites and schedules in your county with the One-Stop Early Voting Site Search. Note: Voting sites and schedules change for each election and is only available through the search tool once finalized.

To see the voting equipment your county uses for one-stop early voting, go to the Voting Equipment page, and see the map for “One-Stop Early Voting Equipment, by County.”

Same-Day Registration

Individuals who are not registered to vote in a county may register at early voting sites during the early voting period. After registering, the newly registered voter can immediately vote at that same site. This process is called “same-day registration.”

Same-day registrants must attest to their eligibility and provide proof of where they live. A voter attests to their eligibility by completing and signing a North Carolina Voter Registration Application. The voter must prove their residence by showing any of the following documents with their current name and address:

  • North Carolina driver’s license
  • Other photo identification issued by a government agency. Any government-issued photo ID is acceptable, provided that the card includes the voter's current name and address.
  • A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document showing the voter’s name and address.
  • A current college/university photo identification card paired with proof of campus habitation.