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Posted on: September 20, 2021

Notice of Municipal Election, Pitt County, North Carolina

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Notice of Municipal Election, Pitt County, North Carolina

A municipal general election will be held on Tuesday, November 2, 2021 in Pitt County to vote in the following contests:

 Ayden – 3 Town Commissioner seats (Wards 3, 4, & 5)

Bethel – Mayor and 5 Town Commissioner seats

Farmville – Mayor and 2 Town Commissioner seats

Fountain – Mayor, 3 Town Commissioner seats

Grifton – Mayor, 2 Town Commissioner seats, and 1 Town Commissioner (Unexpired Term) seat

Grimesland – 5 Town Alderman seats

Simpson – Mayor and 3 Village Council seats

Winterville – Mayor and 2 Town Council seats

Candlewick Area Sanitary District – 3 Board seats

Photo ID is not required in any election in 2021.

Polls will be open from 6:30 AM to 7:30 PM on the day of the election, Tuesday, November 2, 2021.

 One-Stop early voting will be conducted from 8:00 AM until 6:00 PM on weekdays, October 14 to 29; and 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM on Saturday, October 30 at the following facility:

•     Pitt County Office Building Complex, PATS conference room, 1717 W. 5th St., Greenville

 One-Stop early voting will be conducted from 8:00 AM until 6:00 PM on weekdays, October 25 to 29; and 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM on Saturday, October 30 at the following facility:

•     Winterville Fire Station, community room, 2593 Railroad St., Winterville

 Canvass will be held in the Pitt County Board of Elections office at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, November 9, 2021.

Absentee voting by-mail availability begins on Sunday, October 3, 2021. Requests for an absentee ballot must be made on an absentee request form (available on the State Board of Elections website and at the county board of elections office) and must be received in the Pitt County Board of Elections office by 5:00 PM on Tuesday prior to the date of the election. Absentee voting requires the voter to complete an application on the return envelope that must be witnessed by two qualified persons or a notary public. Completed absentee ballots must be returned to the Pitt County Board of Elections by Tuesday, November 2, 2021 5:00 PM on Election Day (ballots received by mail after this time will be timely if received within three business days and postmarked by Election Day). Voters may receive assistance voting a mail-in absentee ballot from a qualified person of their choice. If the voter lives in a facility such as a nursing home, and the voter’s near relative or legal guardian is not available, the voter or the facility can arrange to have the county board of elections schedule a visit by a Multipartisan Assistance Team to provide assistance and witnesses.

Voters voting in person are entitled to assistance by an election official, or, if assistance is needed due to disability or illiteracy, by a qualified person of their choice. Voting sites are accessible to all voters.  Curbside voting is available for voters who are not able to enter voting sites. 

 All persons who live in eligible municipal districts and who are registered to vote with the Pitt County Board of Elections may vote in this election. Persons who are not already registered to vote in the county must register by Friday, October 8, 2021 5:00 PM to be eligible to vote in this election. Voters who are not registered in the county by that deadline may register and vote during one stop early voting only and will be required to provide documentation of their residence.  Voters who wish to change party affiliation or who have changed name or address must do so by the registration deadline.  Voters who fail to timely make a change in name or address in the county must update the information when presenting to vote, and may be required to vote a provisional ballot.   

 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 Pitt County Board of Elections Office at (252) 902-3300.

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