The Alexander County Board of Elections met on Thursday, December 5 to discuss and adopt a one-stop early voting plan for the March 3, 2020 Primary Election.
Session Law 2019-239, enacted by the NC General Assembly, made statutory changes to the early voting period, as well as new requirements for one-stop sites.
The one-stop period now begins on the third Thursday before Election Day (February 13) and ends the Saturday before Election Day (February 29).
To comply with session law 2019-239, the Board unanimously adopted a one-stop plan to operate three (3) one-stop early voting locations. All three locations will operate for 12 weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and one Saturday (February 29) from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for a total of 145 hours each.
The three early voting sites are the Alexander County Board of Elections office, Bethlehem Community Fire and Rescue Department, and the Hiddenite Volunteer Fire Department.