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Visit Vote411.org for all the election information you need. 

Vote early to be more COVID-Safe and to help reduce crowds at voting places on Election Day, Tuesday, November 3, 2020.

Here are some helpful links to the NC State Board of Elections, the SC Election Commission, and the GA Secretary of State Office’s Elections Division where you can find information on voting, registering, contact information, and other helpful information.

On this page you will find the following information:


Am I Registered to Vote?

North Carolina
The deadline to register to vote in NC was on October 9, 2020. However, if you still need to register to vote, you may do so at Early, One-Stop Voting in NC. At One-Stop Voting, you can register to vote and cast your ballot at the same time. See Early Voting information below.

If you are unsure if you are registered or you need to check your voter registration, you can check here.

South Carolina
The deadline to register to vote in SC was October 4, 2020. You can check your voter registration here.

Georgia
The deadline to register to vote in GA was October 5, 2020. You can check your voter registration here.


I Need Information on Early Voting

North Carolina
Any registered voter or eligible individual may cast an absentee ballot/register to vote during the early voting period at any early voting site in their county. In 2020, the early voting period begins Thursday, October 15, and ends Saturday, October 31.

During early voting, voters may update cast a ballot at any early voting site in their county. They may also update their address and name in the same counties. Unregistered voters may register to vote early in-person by proving their residency. The following documents can be used: a valid NC driver’s license, current government-issued ID with the voter’s current address, or a current college/university photo ID with proof of their campus address.

You can find your early voting sites in your county here.

South Carolina
South Carolina offers Absentee-in-Person Voting. Due to the pandemic, all registered SC voters are eligible to vote absentee under the SC “State of Emergency.” Here is how to vote early in person in SC:

  • Step 1: Visit your county voter registration office or extension office from Monday, October 5 to 5:00pm Monday, November 2.
  • Step 2: Complete an application to vote absentee.
  • Step 3: Cast your ballot.
Georgia
Georgia offers 3 weeks of in-person early voting for elections, from October 12-30. You can find information on advanced voting locations in your county here.

 


I Would Like to Vote by Mail

North Carolina
To vote absentee-by-mail in NC, you must fill out an application to request your absentee ballot. Registered voters may request a ballot through the online Absentee Ballot Request Portal, or fill out a North Carolina Absentee Ballot Request Form and return it to their county board of elections. All absentee ballot request forms must be received by the county board of elections before 5pm October 27, 2020.

Want to track your ballot through the mail? Visit the BallotTrax portal.

How to Vote Absentee-by-Mail (Must be postmarked before Election Day):

  • Step 1: Complete your ballot in the presence of one witness.
  • Step 2: Sign the outside of the return envelope and complete the witness certification.
  • Step 3: Return your ballot to your county board of elections.
    • a. Drop off at any early vote site in your county
    • b. Drop off in-person at your county board of elections by 5:00 pm on Election Day.
    • c. Must be postmarked before Election Day and received by 5:00 pm on November 6.

South Carolina
All registered SC voters are now eligible to vote absentee under the SC “State of Emergency.” All applications for absentee-by-mail ballots must be received by the voter registration office by 5:00pm on Saturday, October 24, 2020. An “Authorized Representative” acting on behalf of a voter who is unable to go to the polls due to an illness/disability may return the application by 5:00pm on Friday, October 30, 2020. A witness signature is now required on absentee by mail ballots for the 2020 General Election.

How to Vote Absentee by Mail:

  • Step 1: Get your application to request an absentee-by-mail ballot.
  • Step 2: Complete, sign, and return your application to your county voter registration office as soon as possible, and no later than 5:00pm on Saturday, October 24.*
    • a. You can return by mail, email, fax, or personal delivery to your county voter registration office.
    • b. *If you are an authorized representative acting on behalf of a voter with an illness/disability, you must return the application by 5:00pm Friday, October 30.
  • Step 3: You will receive your absentee ballot in the mail. Complete your ballot.
  • Step 4: Return your ballot to the county voter registration office or extension office by 7:00pm on Tuesday, November 3.
    • a. Be sure to sign the voter’s oath and have your signature witnessed. You may return your ballot by mail, personal delivery, or through an authorized returnee.
    • b. An authorized returnee is a person who can be authorized by any voter to return the voter’s absentee by mail ballot. The voter and authorized returnee must complete the Authorization to Return the Absentee Ballot form and submit the form when returning the ballot. 

You can check the status of your absentee ballot here.

Georgia
To request an absentee ballot, voters should complete an absentee ballot application and return the absentee ballot application to their county registration office. Absentee ballot applications can be returned by mail, fax, email (as an attachment), or in-person to the local County Board of Registrar’s Office.


Who’s on my Ballot?

For NC: If you would like to look up your sample ballot, you can do that here.
For SC: If you would like to look up your sample ballot, you can do that here.
For GA: If you would like to look up your sample ballot, you can do that here.


How Do I Vote on Election Day In-Person? (Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020)

North Carolina
Any registered voter may vote on Election Day at their assigned polling place in their county. You can look up your precinct here. Polling places are open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Election Day. Any voter in line at 7:30 p.m. will be able to vote.

Voter ID: NC Voters will not be required to show photo ID for elections held in 2020. Federal and state courts have temporarily blocked North Carolina’s voter photo ID requirement from taking effect until further order of the courts.

South Carolina
You can find your precinct here. Polling places are open from 7:00am to 7:00pm on Election Day. Anyone in line at 7:00pm will be allowed to vote.

When voting in person, you will be asked to show one of the following photo ID’s at your polling location: Your SC driver’s license, SC DMV ID Card, SC Voter Registration card with photo, Federal Military ID, or a US Passport.

Georgia
You can find information on polling locations here.


Questions? Please email Government Relations.

Can I take paid time away from work to vote?

Atrium Health leaders will provide non-exempt teammates with time off without pay or with scheduled PTO for time off to vote. Teammates should provide leaders with at least 2 weeks’ notice prior to the date of the request (PTO Benefit HR Policy 3.05), or consistent with the department time off notice requirements. Absences for voting with proper notice are excused. Exempt teammates should schedule their time off to vote with their leader.

Can I volunteer at a polling site that is supported by local, state or federal boards of election?

Atrium Health values teammate participation in community service projects that benefit civic, charitable and humanitarian causes and elections supported by local, state or federal boards of election in non-partisan roles. Teammates are to record all time spent participating in community service projects on PeopleConnect. Review the Community Benefit and Volunteering HR Policy 2.18 to understand your responsibilities and the approval process.