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NOTICE OF GENERAL ELECTION The 2016 General Election will be held in Burke County on Tuesday, November 8th, 2016 to elect Federal, State and County offices. The polls will be open for voting from 6:30a.m. to 7:30p.m. IF YOU ARE REGISTERED TO VOTE, THERE WILL BE NO PHOTO ID REQUIRED FOR VOTING IN THIS ELECTION. All voters registered with the Burke County Board of Elections, are eligible to vote in the General Election. Voters who are already registered to vote need not re-register to vote in the General Election. Residents of the county that are not registered to vote must register by October 14th, 2016 before 5:00p.m. to be eligible to vote in this election. Also, a voter who wishes to change party affiliation, or who has moved since the last election, must make that change with the Board of Elections by the same date. A person may register to vote at the Board of Elections office between 8:00a.m. and 5:00p.m. Monday thru Friday. Any voter may vote by absentee ballot by making a request for an application in person, in writing, by email or by fax to the Burke County Board of Elections. The deadline for applying for absentee ballot by mail is 5:00p.m. on November 1st, 2016. To be counted, the ballot must be received by the election office by 5:00p.m. on Monday, November 7th, 2016. Any ballot received after that time will not be counted, unless the ballot is postmarked and mailed on or before election day Tuesday, November 8th, 2016 and received by the county board no later than three days following the election. One Stop Early Voting for the General Election will be held at (5) locations. They are: Burke County Board of Elections @ 2128 South Sterling Street in Morganton, Burke Senior Center @ 501 N. Green Street in Morganton, Glen Alpine town Hall @ 103 Pitts Street in Glen Alpine, Rutherford College Town Hall @ 980 Malcolm Blvd in Rutherford College & the Hildebran Methodist Church @ 110 South Center Street in Hildebran. Hours for all five locations are: Thursday, October 20th thru Friday November 4th 8:00a.m. Til 5:00p.m. and on Saturday, November 5th from 8:00a.m. til 1:00p.m. Persons wishing to register and vote after the registration deadline may appear at any one of the one stop early voting sites, complete the voter registration application form and provide proof of residence by presenting valid documents showing current name and residence address. Persons that register at a one stop early voting site that are not wishing to vote at the one stop early voting site will not be eligible to vote on November 8th, 2016. Registration facilities and polling places are accessible to the elderly and handicapped. Curbside voting will be available to anyone who is NOT physical able to make it inside the polling place. Any voter is entitled to assistance in casting votes by an appropriate person of his/her choice or by requesting assistance from an election official. Persons with questions about registration, polling places, early voting, absentee ballots, a Multipartisan Assistance Team visit to a facility, or other election matters may call the Burke County Board of Elections Office at 764-9010 between the hours of 8:00a.m. and 5:00p.m. Monday thru Friday. Gary W. Kling-Chairman Burke County Board of Elections Publish dates: Friday, September 23rd Friday, September 30th Friday, October 7th, 2016