On First Day of In-Person Early Voting, Leaders Across North Carolina Encourage North Carolinians to Vote Early

As in-person early voting starts today in North Carolina, leaders across the state are encouraging voters to make their voices heard by making a plan to vote and voting early.

North Carolinians have shattered records this year by voting by mail in historic numbers. And now, voters will have the opportunity to cast a ballot at one of the more than 450 early-voting centers in the state. Voters across the state will not only have more early voting sites than in previous years, they will also have an additional 7,000 hours to vote.

Leaders in North Carolina put out the following statements to mark the start of in-person early voting. Below, watch the videos they recorded to get out the vote:

“This election is the most consequential election of our lifetime. North Carolina is a considered a battleground state with so much at stake—our healthcare, our jobs, our climate, our safety, our civil rights, and our livelihoods. We mustn’t wait. Bring your family and friends with you to the polls and make your voices heard now by voting early,” said Congressman G.K. Butterfield.

“Voters in North Carolina have a tremendous responsibility this election year. We—all of us together—can change the direction of America because if we turn North Carolina blue, we can start to get this pandemic under control and build back better than before,” said North Carolina Senate Democratic Leader Dan Blue.

“This year, because of this White House’s lack of leadership, which has caused this pandemic to go uncontrolled, decisions big and small have been out of our hands. But voting early is one thing that we can all do, one thing we have complete control over. In North Carolina, in-person early voting is easy, with more than 450 locations available for voters to visit. There is no time to waste,” said Jessica Holmes, candidate for Labor Commissioner.

“North Carolinians are excited for the chance to turn North Carolina and our whole country around. Voters across the state have already made their voices heard by voting through the mail, and I invite voters who have not voted yet to do so through another easy and convenient way: early in-person voting,” said Tammy Brunner, Wake County Register of Deeds.