NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to G.S. 163-33(8) that a Municipal General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 for municipal offices in Broadway and Sanford, residing in Lee County, North Carolina.
The polls will be open for voting on Election Day from 6:30 am to 7:30 pm. All voters registered with the Lee County Board of Elections and residing within the municipality are eligible to vote in this election. Voters who are already registered to vote need not re-register. Residents who are not registered to vote or those registered who need to make changes must do so by Friday, October 13, 2017 at 5:00 pm to be eligible to vote on Election Day.
Precincts that will be open on Election Day are A1 – Southern Lee High School, A2 – J. Glenn Edwards Elementary School, B2 – B. T. Bullock Elementary School, C2 – Tramway Elementary School, D1 – J.R. Ingram Elementary School, D2 – American Legion, E1 – Broadway Elementary School and E2 – East Lee Middle School. Recently annexed Municipal voters eligible to vote from precinct B1- Deep River Elementary School have been transferred to precinct B2 – B. T. Bullock Elementary School.
Persons wishing to register and vote after the registration deadline may appear in person at the one-stop absentee voting site, complete the voter registration application form and provide proof of residence by presenting valid documents showing current name and address. One-stop voting will begin Thursday, October 19, 2017 and continue through Saturday, November 4, 2017. Early voting for this election will be at the Lee County Board of Elections office located at 225 South Steele Street, Sanford, NC 27330.
Any qualified voter may vote an absentee ballot by mail. Absentee ballots will be available starting October 8, 2017. Absentee ballot applications must be made to the Lee County Board of Elections using the Absentee Ballot Request form. The deadline for applying for an absentee ballot by mail is 5:00 pm on Tuesday, October 31, 2017. Mailed ballots should be returned to the Board of Elections office on or before Tuesday, November 7, 2017 by 5:00 pm or must be postmarked by Tuesday, November 7, 2017 and received no later than Monday, November 13, 2017 at 5:00 pm.
The Board of Elections will meet each of the following dates for the purpose of approving absentee ballots:
October 24, 2017 (5:30 pm)
October 31, 2017 (5:30 pm)
November 6, 2017 (5:30 pm)
November 7, 2017 (2:00 pm)
Absentee ballots will be counted on Election Day in the Board of Elections office; results will be released at 7:30 pm when the polls close. Absentee ballots postmarked by Tuesday, November 7, 2017 will be approved and counted on Monday, November 13, 2017.
The Sample hand-to-eye count will be held at the Board of Elections Office on Monday, November 13, 2017 at 10:00 am.
The Canvass meeting will be held at the Board of Elections Office on Friday, November 17, 2017 at 11:00 am.
Please contact the Lee County Board of Elections with any questions concerning voter registration, absentee ballots, location of polling places and other election matters at (919)718-4646.