Politics & Government

Tuesday is the primary election. Here’s what you need to know.

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North Carolina voters head to the polls today for primaries, including president, governor and the U.S. Senate. Here’s what you need to know:

Voting day: Polls in North Carolina are open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

On the ballot: Primaries for president, U.S. Senate, governor, county commissioner, district court judges, register of deeds, state legislature and Council of State offices, including lieutenant governor and attorney general. Voters will also consider a referendum for the state to borrow $2 billion, with two-thirds going to public universities and community colleges.

Voter ID: This is the first election in which identification is required. If you don’t have an ID, you can still vote using a provisional ballot, but you will have to return to the local board of elections and show the ID to get your ballot counted.

Weather: Sunny, with a high near 81.

Voters guide: Learn more about the candidates at charlotteobserver.com/election. Visit the Mecklenburg County Board of Elections at www.meckboe.org.

Problems: Call the Mecklenburg County elections board at 704-336-2133.

Jackie Hyland, then with the NC State Board of Elections, explains the forms of identification that can be used by North Carolina voters in the wake of changes to the law.

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