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Early voting begins Oct. 20

SALISBURY ó Canít wait until Nov. 8 to cast your ballot in the municipal elections? Early voting starts in just over a week.
Beginning Oct. 20, residents of the countyís 10 cities and towns can vote in those races at Rowan Public Libraryís main branch at 201 W. Fisher St. The polling place will be open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays through Nov. 4. On Nov. 5, a Saturday and the last day of early voting, it will be open 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
To vote, you must be registered. Applications for voter registration should be turned in at the county Board of Elections Office at 130 W. Innes St. or postmarked by Friday. After that date, registration can be done at the library during early voting by completing an application and providing proof of residence.
For Rowan residents currently out of town or people confined to their homes, absentee ballot applications are available at the board of elections office. An immediate relative can pick up the application. The deadline for applying is 5 p.m. on Nov. 1.
If you wait until Election Day on Nov. 8 to vote, you may be going to a different location as a number of precincts have been combined or moved this year. They are:
The North China Grove Precinct 05 and South China Grove Precinct 06 have been combined to form China Grove 05A. The polling place for that precinct will be the China Grove Community Building, 412 S. Myrtle Ave.
East Landis Precinct 20 and West Landis Precinct 19 have been combined to form Landis 19A. The polling place will be the Rowan Public Library South Branch, 920 Kimball Road.
North Granite Quarry Precinct 14 and South Granite Quarry Precinct 46 have been combined to form Granite Quarry 14A. The polling place will be the Granite Quarry Municipal Building, 143 S. Salisbury Ave.
The Rockwell Precinct 25 polling place has been moved to the Rowan Public Library East Branch, 110 Broad St.
The Spencer Precinct 28 polling place has been moved to the Spencer Municipal Building, 600 S. Salisbury Ave.
For more information, go to www.rowancountync.gov/elections

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