Voter registration ends Oct. 9

Voters planing on voting in the November municipal elections have until Oct. 9 to register.

Of the three municiple elections in Stokes County, King is the only municipality with a resolution to permit absentees (mail-in and one-stop early voting).

“One-stop early voting for the King contests will be here at the office in Danbury beginning on Oct. 22, and the required Absentee Ballot Request Form to vote by mail is available on our website or by calling the office,” said Stokes County Board of Elections Director Jason Perry. “On Election Day, the polls in each municipality will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.”

Perry said that some precincts have been combined for this election.

“All voters in the Town of Walnut Cove, including those that are in East Walnut Cove precinct, will go to the Walnut Cove Fire Dept. to vote,” he said. “Those voters who live in Chestnut Grove precinct and also live in the City of King will go to the American Legion Building. Impacted voters will receive a notice by mail. Also, as this is a temporary transfer, these voters will go to their traditional polling places for the elections in 2016 (i.e. East Walnut Cove precinct voters will return to Southeastern Middle School).”

Eligible municipal voters who live in West Walnut Cove precinct (Walnut Cove Fire Dept.), West King precinct (American Legion Building), or East King precinct (Poplar Springs Church Youth House) will vote at the same location and will not receive a notice, according to Perry.

“There are approximately 350 City of King voters who reside in Forsyth County,” he added. “In the past, these voters have come to Stokes County if they wanted to participate in the municipal election. This year they will vote in Forsyth County. If they want to vote early, they’ll go to the Forsyth County Board of Elections office in downtown Winston-Salem. If voting by mail, they’ll send the aforementioned request form to the Forsyth office. On Election Day, they will go to the Tobaccoville Community Center. The Forsyth elections office will send these voters a notice.”

Finally, East King precinct’s polling place has moved within the Poplar Springs Church of Christ complex.

“Voting previously took place at the Family Life Center; it will now occur at the Youth House,” said Perry. “Voters should take the main entrance to the church off of HWY 66 and stay straight. The Youth House is past the Family Life Center and is the last building on the right, towards the back of the complex. ‘Vote Here’ and other signs will be displayed to guide voters. This will take effect this November and is a long-term change.”

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