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Early voting under way at Town Hall, nine other sites

Oct. 20. By Dave Yochum. Early voting for the November general election got under way this morning at 8 with almost no wait at Cornelius Town Hall.

If you’re not registered to vote, you can register and vote on the same day during early voting this year.

At Town Hall this morning, NC House District 98 candidate Jane Campbell greeted voters. She’s running as an independent, with backing from the Democratic party, against incumbent John Bradford, a Republican. Cornelius Town Commissioner Jim Duke was there, too, campaigning for Bradford who is seeking a second term.

Ten early voting sites are open in Mecklenburg County from 8 am until 7. On Saturdays, it’s 9 am to 6 pm; Sundays, 1-6. Twelve more will open next week. To view early voting sites, click here.

There is no voter ID requirement this year because of a court decision earlier this year, but ID is required to register.

To view a sample ballot, click here.

Early-voting includes 17 days until Nov. 5. It’s popular: More than half of people who voted in the 2012 presidential election cast their ballots early.

On the morning after the last Presidential debate, voters waiting on line this morning in Cornelius laughed when asked if they thought the election might be rigged. Meanwhile, Mt. Zion United Methodist Church has announced that the sanctuary will be open for prayer on Election Day Nov. 8.