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National media celebrity and Wake BoE Chair Greg Flynn answers your questions about voting during a pandemic

Wake County Board of Elections Chair Greg Flynn has hit the big time. Chuck Todd interviewed him on MSNBC on September 3 in response to questions raised by President Trump’s illegal call for voters to illegally vote twice in the November election.

To set the record straight and answer other questions about voting during a pandemic, Mr. Flynn was the star attraction at Livable Raleigh’s Live Q&A Forum “Vote 2020.”

You can view the video here.

Flynn’s key message was to vote early – either using vote by mail, or by voting early in the week and early in the day during Early voting.  Flynn and voting rights advocate Yevonne Brannon emphasized several other important points:

  • Wake County Board of Elections office is no longer downtown
  • You do not need an ID to vote in the 2020 election
  • There are 20 early voting locations that will be open October 15 through October 31
  • You can register to vote or update your registration online by 5pm October 9.
  • You can register and vote on the same day only during Early Voting
  • Last day to request an absentee ballot is 5pm on October 27.
  • Absentee ballots must be received by 5pm on November 3 and postmarked on or before November 3. You are advised to return your mail-in ballot as early as possible.
  • Appropriate COVID-related safety precautions will be in place during Early Voting and on Election Day. Please be considerate of poll workers and fellow voters by wearing a mask and maintaining at least six feet of distance between yourself and others.

For all the details about requesting ballots, early voting hours and locations, sample ballots, etc., go to Livable Raleigh’s VOTE 2020 resource guide here.

And as Mr. Flynn joked, if you want his autograph, get a ballot – each and every one has been signed by him.

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