Early voting begins todayPublished 9:18pm Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Early voting in Beaufort County began today at 7 a.m. at the Board of Elections office.
Unlike the May primaries and July second primaries during which voters could only take advantage of one-stop, early voting at the Board of Elections office in Washington, this fall, voters may vote early at one of three sites.
Voters may use the following one-stop absentee options to vote early:
• Beaufort County Board of Elections, 1308 Highland Drive, Suite 104 — Oct. 18-19, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 22-26, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 29-Nov. 2, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 3, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
• Aurora Community Center, 442 Third Street — Oct. 23, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 30, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 3, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
• Belhaven’s John A. Wilkinson Center, 144 W. Main Street — Oct. 23, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 30, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 3, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Absentee ballots for the Nov. 6 election are available this week for voters who want to request absentee ballots. The last day to request in writing absentee ballots is Oct. 30, unless an exception is made because of illness or disability.
The deadline to request an absentee ballot because of illness or disability is 5 p.m. Nov. 5.
Absentee ballots must be received by boards of elections by 5 p.m. Nov. 5. If mailed, returned absentee ballots will valid if postmarked on or before Election Day and received no later than 5 p.m. Nov. 9.Di