When to vote: N.C. polls are open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30p.m. today. S.C. polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. If you're in line at closing, you get to vote.
Where to vote: Find your N.C. polling place by clicking on the “check your registration” link at www.sboe.state.nc .us. In South Carolina, go to www .scvotes.org/find_your_precinct. In Mecklenburg, go to meckboe.org.
Avoid long lines: N.C. election officials say the traditional busy times are 6:30-8:30a.m., 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4-6 p.m.
What you can wear: In North Carolina, you can wear campaign-related attire in the voting line as long as you don't show off. In South Carolina, voters may be asked to cover campaign materials.
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ID needed?: N.C law only requires you to show ID if you did not provide required information when you registered to vote by mail or in a voter registration drive.
Questions: Call your local board of elections; in Mecklenburg, 704-336-2133.
Protect your vote: If you believe that you have been subject to intimidation or that you have witnessed voting irregularities, you may report the incident to your nearest U.S. Attorney's Office or call 866-OUR-VOTE, an election-protection hot line run by the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.
Transportation: If you need a ride to the polls, call either the Democratic Headquarters at 704-525-5843 or Republican Headquarters at 704-334-9127.