Voters who require curbside parking or accessible parking should
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 maps below.
The next election for these two precincts is a general election currently scheduled for 11/6/18. Information about this election is posted on the WCBOE website. Updated: 5/10/18
The section below explains how you can 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. If you have not already done so, register to vote! Keep your voter registration data up-to-date, e.g., if you move.
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Go to the right polling place: Some voters whose precinct was changed to 19-19 might accidentally first go to their old 19-10 polling place, Jones Dairy Elementary School. They will be rerouted to Sanford Creek Elementary School. The reverse might happen if a 19-18 voter mistakenly shows up to vote at the new (as of 2017) Sanford Creek Elementary School polling place. They will be rerouted to Jones Dairy Elementary School. 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.
You can also submit an absentee ballot or vote at an early voting site before election day, as described on the WCBOE website. Note that for this election, a nearby early voting site is the Northern Regional Center in Wake Forest. Updated: 8/09/18
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.
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 WCBOE, e.g., after a move, the Wake County Board of Elections (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 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. 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. Updated: 10/02/18
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 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 primary election or for all voters in a general election, only one sample ballot style will be displayed for each voter. Updated: 10/02/18
How to update your voter registration information: If you haven't yet registered, you must do so by a certain time (about 25 days) before the election you want to vote in; the cutoff date will be posted on the WCBOE website (see below). 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 for you on election day. All this registering/updating can be done with a form gotten from the WCBOE website. Click on "Register To Vote" or "Change my Address/Name". Both lead to the same form and instructions. 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.
If you enter Granite Falls Blvd. from Rogers Rd., the first school entrance you encounter (the one on the west side of the school property) is ONLY for school buses. We'll have signs warning people that this is NOT an entrance for voters. The correct entrance (the one on the east side) is about 1/4 mile further along. It leads to a large parking area in front of the school.
Similarly, if you enter Granite Falls Blvd. from W. Young St., do not turn at the first road you encounter on the left. That leads to some private businesses, not the school. The school entrance is the second road on the left. There is a large stone sign by it for Sanford Creek Elementary School.
There will be a planned two-hour delay for Wake County school openings on 11/6/18. For that day the Sanford Creek "car pool" times have been shifted to 10:45-11:15 AM and 3:45-4:15 PM; the latter period is probably the worse of the two. Updated: 10/02/18
No matter when you arrive, always follow the signs and watch out for cones which may require you to wind around the parking area; don't try to take a shortcut. Be very careful if you use the narrow passing lane to go beside the "car pool" line.
If you do arrive at the wrong time, a way to avoid the "car pool" line is to use one of the two gravel parking lots adjacent to the school, just off Scarboro St. See the Alternate Parking Lot signs on the sign placement diagram. There is a small, grassy hill between the larger lot and the school. Since there is no sidewalk or other prepared pathway over that hill, walk carefully, especially if the grass is wet. These gravel lots are normally used for the Town of Rolesville's Main Street Park. The Town has given the WCBOE permission to use them for voter parking.
For people needing curbside or accessible parking facilities, it is strongly advised that they NOT come to vote anywhere close to the school's "car pool" times noted above. Navigating around the "car pool" line to reach the special parking areas can be confusing and difficult. At other times (i.e., no "car pool" line), it is much easier -- just follow the pavement arrows and our vote direction signs to get to the curbside or accessible parking areas.
Cars needing this special parking should go completely around the loop by the building's entrance. See traffic flow. This ensures curbside-parking cars will be properly oriented at the curbside doorbell stand. This orientation also provides easy exit from curbside parking back into the "car pool" traffic flow.
Please pass on the above information to your neighbors in case they may be unaware of the precinct changes.
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.