2,240 absentee ballots mailed

Published 9:55 am Thursday, September 17, 2020

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More than 2,240 Davie voters have requested an absentee ballot for the Nov. 3 2020 elections.

And while absentee ballots are mailed to voters who request them, many of these voters say they don’t trust the U.S. Postal Service and are returning the completed ballots in person to the board of elections office.

That’s fine, according to Tabatha Parrish, Davie elections director. She said her office has fielded many questions and concerns from voters who are hearing that the U.S. Postal Service is failing, and are confused by mailings sent by political campaigns.

Absentee ballots are safe and secure, she said, and those votes will be the first announced on Nov. 3 as votes from that day are tallied.

There are plenty of ways for Davie residents to vote in person, including at their regular polling place on Election Day, Nov. 3.

Wear a mask, and social distancing will be observed at early voting sites. Starting on Oct. 15, voters can cast their ballot at the Brock Gym on North Main Street in Mocksville, at Cornerstone Christian Church on NC 801 N., Mocksville, and at Jerusalem Fire Department on NC 801 S., Mocksville.
These sites are open to any registered voter.