Information Mainly for Precinct 19-19 Voters

Last Updated:   3/12/20  14:08

19-19 voters who require curbside parking or accessible parking should

What happened to precinct 19-10?:  Hopefully this is now old news to most voters, but if you are unaware of the 2017 division of old precinct 19-10 into precincts 19-19 and 19-18 with possibly a new polling place for you, see the precinct division section below. Everyone needs to know in which precinct they are now registered and go to vote in the polling place for that precinct. That is where their pollbook data is located; it is not in the pollbooks at any other polling place on election day.

Upcoming election:  The next election for precincts 19-19 and 19-18 will be a general election on 11/3/2020. Information about it is posted on the Wake County Board of Elections (WCBOE) Upcoming Election Information web page, which will be updated as election day approaches. The political party with which you are affiliated does not matter for this election; your party affiliation does not determine the ballot you will receive. You can view your registration information as described in the next section.  Updated: 3/12/20

Consider volunteering to be a precinct official for this and future elections.

Getting registration and ballot information:  You can easily check your voter registration information, including your currently recorded name, address, party, precinct, polling place, and municipality (if any). You will also see the jurisdictions you are in, e.g., NC House, Wake County Commissioner, and School (Board of Education). Normally a month or more before election day you can view the exact ballot(s) that will be available to you for that election. Always keep your voter registration data up-to-date, e.g., if you move. Of course, if you have not already done so, please register to vote! You can register as described in the how to update section below.

 

Mail-in absentee ballots and early voting sites:  If you will not be able to vote at your polling place on election day, you can submit an absentee ballot or vote at an early voting site before election day, as described on the WCBOE website. For this election, a nearby early voting site is To Be Determined. All this information will be updated as election day approaches.  Updated: 3/12/20

 

Maps and pictures: The following items focus on precinct 19-19 since its voters now must go to this new (as of 2017) polling place. In 2019 they extended Granite Falls Boulevard to cross Rogers Road and placed many overhead traffic signals at that intersection; that should make this turn much easier to find.

How to check your voter registration information:  When certain changes occur, such as when precinct 19-10 was divided into 19-18 and 19-19 or if you have updated your registration information with the Wake County Board of Elections (WCBOE), e.g., after a move, the WCBOE mails an updated voter card to each affected voter. That card lists your (possibly changed) polling place and your voting jurisdiction information, including your municipality, e.g., Wake Forest or Rolesville or unincorporated, as well as your name, address, and party affiliation. You can also see your current registration information, e.g., by clicking on "Am I Registered?" on the WCBOE website.

How to view a sample ballot appropriate for you:  The "Am I Registered" facility mentioned above also lets you view images of the ballot(s) applicable to you in the upcoming election. These images are usually made available a month or more before the election. Each image exactly duplicates what you would see on the associated hardcopy ballot. Viewing your ballot before the election lets you vote more quickly on election day.

To view what ballot(s) may apply for you, enter your identification data for "Am I Registered" (see above). When your registration data is displayed, scroll down to the "Sample Ballots" section and click on the link for the ballot style you wish to view, e.g, G057. An Unaffiliated voter may see several possible ballot styles for a partisan primary election. All can be viewed here; however when actually voting later, the Unaffiliated voter must chose just one of these styles. In contrast, for partisan voters in a partisan primary election or for all voters in a general or municipal election, only one sample ballot style will be displayed for each voter.

North Carolina now has five political parties: Constitution, Democratic, Green, Libertarian, and Republican. The Constitution and Green parties run "closed" primaries, meaning the only voters who can vote in their primaries are those explicitly registered as affiliated with their party. In particular, Unaffiliated voters cannot choose to vote in the Constitution and Green primary elections. As in past years an Unaffiliated voter can still choose to vote in a Democratic, Libertarian, or Republican primary and only those ballot styles will be listed for the Unaffiliated voter as sample ballots (see above) and on the voter's Authorization To Vote form for a primary election.

For a general election, vs. a partisan primary election, your party affiliation is ignored. If a precinct does not have any split jurisdictions, as is the case for precincts 19-19 and 19-18, all voters in those precincts will receive exactly the same ballot in a general election. Updated: 3/12/20

 

How to update your voter registration information:  If you haven't yet registered, you must do so by a specific date for the election in which you wish to vote; this deadline will be posted on the WCBOE website. Don't put it off to the last minute. If you have moved or changed your name after you previously registered, please notify the WCBOE to get your registration updated. Doing that early will make things go much faster and more smoothly for you on election day. All this registering and updating can be done with this form and instructions found on the WCBOE website. Clicking on either "Register To Vote" or "Change my Address/Name" on the website will bring up the form which you then complete, print, and mail. Once your first-time or updated registration has been processed, the WCBOE will mail you a new voter card.

 

Special considerations for the 19-19 polling place:   Below are several things 19-19 voters will need to consider about Sanford Creek Elementary School. The six WCBOE pictures illustrate some of these points.

Precinct division done in 2017:  Voting precinct 19-10, which had used the Jones Dairy Elementary School as its polling place, grew large enough that it needed to be divided in two by the Wake County Board of Elections (WCBOE). This change was made in 2017. Precinct 19-10 no longer exists. The part of old 19-10 north of Chalk Road is now the new 19-18 precinct; it will still have Jones Dairy Elementary as its polling place. However all the rest of old 19-10 is now the new 19-19 precinct and will have as its polling place Sanford Creek Elementary School at 701 Granite Falls Blvd. in Rolesville. See the precinct 19-19 overview map; there are other maps and pictures in a section near the top of this web page.

Please pass on the above information to your neighbors in case they may be unaware of the precinct changes.

Jeff Knauth
Chief Judge for Precinct 19-19

Try iMAPS If You Want More Detailed Maps:  The above modified WCBOE precinct map is at a high level and gives a good overview. However if anyone wants to dig REALLY deep (down to the lowest level) into things like voting precinct boundaries, municipal corporate boundaries, NC state senate and representative districts, flood plains, greenways, judicial districts, county commissioner districts, and dozens of other such regions, Wake County has a great, free, public tool called iMAPS.

Using the iMAPS Layers facility, you can display a map showing such regions as those listed above. You can zoom in or out, down to individual houses/lots or up to the whole county. You can display multiple layers simultaneously, e.g., how voting precincts and municipal corporate boundaries intersect (important for a municipal election). You can do searches and view property information, e.g., ownership, taxes, and deeds. You can blend street and aerial views. And much more -- this description just scratches the surface of what the tool can do. See iMAPS Usage:  Voting Precincts vs. Municipal Corporate Boundaries for a step-by-step practical example.

History of Changes

 3/12/20:  Reset change tags to initialize this file for the 11/3/2020 general election.
 3/12/20:  Added information about only one ballot style in a general election if a precinct has no split jurisdictions.
 3/12/20:  Added link to North Carolina General Assembly District Map Viewer.

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