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Absentee Voting Begins
September 4, 2020

IMPORTANT NOTICE
The recent edition of the home delivery of the Currituck County Focus listed the location of  Early Voting as being held at the Board of  Elections office.

Since the Focus was published the location
has been changed to:

Currituck County Judicial Building
Courtroom “C”
2801 Caratoke Highway
Currituck, North Carolina 27929

The next General Election will take place on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. Beginning Friday, September 4, 2020, any registered voter in Currituck County may vote by absentee ballot.

There are 3 steps to voting by absentee ballot:

Step 1 – Request a ballot

Step 2 – Complete the ballot

Step 3 – Return the ballot

Requesting a Ballot

To receive a mail-in absentee ballot for an election, a voter or the voter’s near relative:

  • spouse,
  • brother,
  • sister,
  • parent,
  • grandparent,
  • child,
  • grandchild,
  • mother-in-law,
  • father-in-law,
  • daughter-in-law,
  • son-in-law,
  • stepparent,
  • stepchild
  • or legal guardian

must use the 2020 State Absentee Ballot Request Form (PDF) to request the ballot.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 is the last day to request an absentee ballot. Board of Election offices close at 5:00 p.m.

Completing the Ballot

When completing the State Absentee Ballot Request Form (PDF) the following information is required:

The voter is required to provide:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Date of birth
  • Information from one of these identification:
    • North Carolina driver’s license
    • North Carolina special identification card for non-operators
    • Last 4 digits of social security number
  • Permanent mailing address, if different than their residential street address
  • Address to mail the absentee ballot mailed
  • Name and address of the voter’s near relative or verifiable legal guardian if that individual is making the request
  • Voter’s signature or relative or verifiable legal guardian requesting the form for the voter
Returning the Ballot

The signed and completed ballot must be received by 5:00 p.m. on election day, Tuesday, November 3, 2020.

Ballots received after 5:00 p.m. on election day will be timely ONLY if they are received by mail and bear a postmark that is dated on or before the date of the election and are received no later than 5:00 p.m. on the 3 day following the election.

Ballots may be returned in one of the following ways:

More information is available on our Absentee by Mail Voting page.

Medicare Annual Election Period is October 15 – December 7, 2020

If you are a Medicare Beneficiary you are eligible to review and/or change your part D, Drug Coverage, every year between Thursday, October 15 and Monday, December 7, 2020.

It is definitely worth taking the time to review and compare your Medicare health plan options, but you don’t have to navigate the system alone. North Carolina Cooperative Extension and the North Carolina Department of Insurance have a wonderful program to help you navigate through the annual election period called SHIIP which stands for Senior Health Insurance Information Program. You have several options:

If you would like more information please contact Olivia Patchel via phone 252-232-2261 or email olivia_patchel@ncsu.edu.

Statement to Voters About Election
Related Mailers, Text Messages
and Phone Calls

Print Statement (PDF)

North Carolina elections officials are responding to many voters’ questions and concerns about mass mailings, text messages, phone calls and home visits by political and advocacy groups.

{View a video of Executive Director Karen Brinson Bell discussing this issue.}

Many ongoing outreach efforts by third parties urge residents to request absentee by-mail ballots or register to vote ahead of the November 3 general election. Some mailings include voter registration applications or absentee ballot request forms.

These efforts typically are legal, but they can be confusing or frustrating for voters and erode confidence in elections, especially when they are unsolicited.
The State Board offers to review mailings and other communications for third parties to ensure compliance with state and federal laws and to attempt to avoid voter confusion and anger.

“The State and County Boards of Elections encourage third-party groups to consider the overwhelming toll that misleading or confusing mailings and other outreach efforts take on elections resources and the damage they cause to voters’ confidence in elections,” said Karen Brinson Bell, executive director of the State Board of Elections. “We need our elections officials to be focused on serving more than 7 million voters during a pandemic.”

For voters, elections officials offer the following tips for dealing with the onslaught of mail, phone calls and text messages this election season:

  1.  Rely on official sources, especially your state and county elections officials, for accurate information about elections and the voting process. Third-party mailings and other outreach materials may be misleading or false. Go to NCSBE.gov or your county board’s website for Statement to Voters About Election-Related Mailers, Text Messages and Phone Calls  accurate and up-to-date information about elections. Follow the State Board of Elections on social media.
  2.  Check your voter registration status with the State Board’s “Voter Search” tool. If you are not registered or want to update your registration, download, complete and sign a North Carolina Voter Registration Application. Return the application to your county board of elections. If you are an existing NCDMV customer, you can register to vote or change certain parts of your registration online here free of charge.
  3. Request an absentee ballot by going to NCSBE.gov and downloading a 2020 State Absentee Ballot Request Form. The law has changed to allow request forms to be transmitted to the county board of elections office via fax or email, in addition to by mail or in person. The status of your absentee ballot request remains confidential – and cannot be viewed in your online voter record – until your marked ballot is returned to the county board office. The voter or voter’s near relative or legal guardian can still contact the county board of elections to receive that information. Absentee ballots will be mailed to voters who requested them beginning Friday, September 4, 2020.
  4. If you have concerns about a mailing, please contact the group responsible for the mailing. There is rarely anything elections officials can do to stop outreach efforts.
  5. State and county elections officials are not associated with third-party groups that send out mass mailings or text messages.
  6. Elections officials do not randomly call or text residents to encourage them to register to vote or request absentee ballots.
  7. Elections officials do not verify the accuracy of data, such as voter record data, provided by third parties in their mailings. State and county elections officials do not go door-to-door to register voters or encourage them to request absentee ballots.
  8. Always ask voter registration workers who come to your door to verify their identities and organizations. If someone refuses, call the State Board office at 919-814-0700 and ask for the Investigations Division.

“We know these groups are often well intended and we certainly do not want to discourage folks from being active participants in our democracy,” said Brinson Bell, “but we must make sure that these actions do not prohibit, impair, or cause voters not to be active participants in democracy.”

COVID-19 Business Resouces

Business Resources

The following resources are available to help businesses cope with the COVID-19 pandemic:

  • Local Business Survey
    Currituck Emergency Management has created a quick, voluntary survey to gauge the operating status for county-wide businesses and organizations during the COVID-19 outbreak. Please take a minute to participate! Complete survey
  • Currituck Chamber of Commerce  252-453-9497
  • Small Business Center
    The Small Business and Technology Development Center can provide assistance and resources to local businesses by phone or virtual meetings. For businesses in Moyock and Central Currituck, call 252-339-2896; for businesses in Lower Currituck and Corolla, call 252-489-6299.
  • Restaurant & Hotel Staff
    NC Restaurant Workers Relief Fund  Hospitality employees of restaurants or hotels facing financial hardship, layoff, or reduced hours may apply for a grant of up to $500.

For more information…

2020 Fall Soccer Registration

Registration Information

Registration is now open to all Currituck County youth who have reached the age of 5 prior to September 1, 2020 and who have not reached the age of 13 prior to September 1, 2020.

A $20.00 registration fee per child will be charged with a maximum of $40.00 per family. This money will be used to provide insurance, awards and uniforms.

Registration will be accepted in the following manner:

  • Online by Monday, August 3, 2020
    Please contact Currituck Parks and Recreation at 252-232-3007 for Household ID prior to Monday. August 3, 2020
  • Mail until Monday, August 3, 2020, by sending a completed and signed registration form with the proper fee made payable to:
    Currituck County Parks and Recreation
    153 Courthouse Road, Suite 306
    Currituck, North Carolina 27929
NOTE: Anyone registering after Monday, August 3, 2020 will have to pay a $10.00 late fee per child and will be allowed to register only if there are any opening on a team!

Please make sure to include your email for additional information.

For additional information, please contact Currituck County Parks & Recreation Department at 252-232-3007, Monday thru Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

As always, coaches are needed in all age groups. Without parents willing to volunteer, there may be children who will not be able to participate. If you are willing to coach a team, please indicate in the space provided on the registration form. Remember, without you, your child may not have a coach!

Notification of Mandatory Workout Times & Sites

All workouts will be held at Currituck Community Park the time and date will be announced later.

Note:  Children that RESIDES in the Moyock Middle School District, will attend the North Workout and children that RESIDES in the Currituck Middle School District, will attend the South Workout.