5 reminders as you cast your vote on primary election day

What registered voters need to know before going to the polls.

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Tuesday, March 5 is primary election day in North Carolina. Voters will head to the polls to nominate party candidates for the general election in November. Here are five reminders before you head to the polls:

  • Polls open at 6:30 a.m. and will close at 7:30 p.m. As long as you’re in line at 7:30 p.m., you’ll be able to cast your ballot.
  • You cannot change your party affiliation for the primary election. Check your sample ballot to see which races you’ll vote in.
  • You’ll vote at your designated polling place. Check your registration to find where to vote.
  • Bring an acceptable photo ID to the polls.
  • It’s too late to mail your absentee ballot, so you’ll need to hand-deliver it to the Forsyth County Board of Elections (201 N. Chestnut St.) by 7:30 p.m.

The Forsyth County Board of Elections will publish results after polls close.