EASTERN WAKE COUNTY — This Tuesday is the time for residents to select which candidates they think should help lead their local governing bodies for the next four years.
The polls will be open 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on municipal Election Day, Nov. 5.
In Knightdale, four candidates are running for three open seats on the town council. They are Charles Bullock, incumbent Mike Chalk, Mark Swan and Randy Young.
There are three candidates running for three open seats on the Wendell Board of Commissioners. John Boyette, incumbent Virginia Gray and Jon Lutz are on the ballot.
Candidates for Zebulon mayor are incumbent Bob Matheny and Richard Poole. The most hotlycontested race in the area is for the Zebulon Board of Commissioners. Candidates in that race are incumbent Beverly Wall Clark, Anne-Marie Mazur, Michael Mazur, Annie Moore and Glenn York. Voters will seat the top two vote-getters.
Knightdale polling places are located at Knightdale Elementary School, 109 Ridge St.; Knightdale United Methodist Church, 7071 Forestville Road; the Eastern Wake Fire-Rescue Department, 4828 Clifton Road; and Hodge Road Elementary School, 2128 Mingo Bluff Blvd.
In Wendell, polling places are at East Wake High School, 5101 Rolesville Road; Wendell Middle School, 3409 N.C. 97 North; Carver Elementary School, 291 Liles Dean Road; and Central Baptist Church, 11109 Poole Road.
Zebulon polling locations are the Hopkins Rural Fire Department, 8933 Fowler Road; the Zebulon Rotary-Woman’s Club building, 405 W. Sycamore St.; and the Eastern Regional Center, 1002 Dogwood Drive.
Election Day pointers
The Wake County Board of Elections offers several tips regarding the voting process:
• Poll workers will be on hand at all polling locations to answer any questions you may have.
• Voters are not required to show a voter card upon voting, and if you provided a valid identification number on your voter registration application, you will not be required to show ID before you vote. However, it is suggested that first-time voters bring current identification that lists their name and address.
• It is important you go to your assigned polling location, because it is the only place where your name will be printed in the poll book. Going to your assigned polling place also ensures you receive a ballot consisting of the contests that match the jurisdictions of your address.
• If you are a registered voter who moved within Wake County more than 30 days before the election without notifying the Board of Elections, it is a violation of the law to return to your old precinct to vote. Instead you can vote using a provisional ballot in the precinct where you should be registered.
• Curbside voting will be offered at all Wake County polling locations for voters who are unable to enter the polling place due to age or physical disability. Look for parking spaces near the polling place entrance labeled “Curbside Voting.” Poll workers will be available throughout the day and will walk to cars parked in one of the designated spaces.
For more information, call the Wake County Board of Elections at 919-856-6240 or visit wakegov.com/elections.
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