Electioneering is any person or group seeking to influence voters by distributing campaign information by hand or voice, displaying campaign signs while loitering or congregating.
At the Polling Place
Electioneering within 50 feet of the entrance to the building is Prohibited!
Notice of Buffer Zone
- Bensalem (PDF)
- Cameron (PDF)
- Carthage (PDF)
- DHR (PDF)
- East Aberdeen (PDF)
- East Knollwood (PDF)
- Eastwood (PDF)
- Eureka-Whispering Pines (PDF)
- Little River (PDF)
- North Southern Pines (PDF)
- Pinebluff (PDF)
- Pinedene (PDF)
- Pinehurst A1 (PDF)
- Pinehurst A2 (PDF)
- Pinehurst B1 (PDF)
- Pinehurst B2 (PDF)
- Pinehurst C (PDF)
- Robbins (PDF)
- Seven Lakes (PDF)
- South Southern Pines (PDF)
- Taylortown (PDF)
- Vass (PDF)
- West Aberdeen (PDF)
- West End (PDF)
- West Knollwood (PDF)
- Westmoore (PDF)
For Precinct Officials
Between 6:30 am and 7:30 pm, election officials should enforce the electioneering buffer zone by:
- Keeping the buffer zone free of campaigners and campaign signs.
- Clearing voting booths of campaign literature left behind by voters.
- Providing a trash can in the voting enclosure in which voters may discard campaign items if they choose to.
- Refraining from wearing clothing, pins, etc. that display a preference for a candidate or political party.
"G.S. 163-166.9. Aged and disabled persons allowed to vote outside voting enclosure. In any primary or election any qualified voter who is able to travel to the voting place, but because of age, or physical disability and physical barriers encountered at the voting place is unable to enter the voting place or enclosure to vote in person without physical assistance, shall be allowed to vote either in the vehicle conveying such person to the voting place or in the immediate proximity of the voting place..."
Each polling place is equipped with an alert system for Curbside Voters.
- Pull up to the "Curbside Voting" sign.
- Within a few moments a precinct official should come out to your car.
- You will be asked to sign an affidavit stating that you cannot physically come in to vote.
- After the precinct official has found you on the rolls, they will issue you a ballot.
- Once you have completed the ballot, the precinct official will then take your ballot and place it in the tabulator and your vote will be cast.
"G.S. 163-166.8. Assistance to voters in primaries and general elections. In a primary or general election, a registered voter qualified to vote in the primary or general election shall be entitled to assistance in getting to and from the voting booth and in preparing his ballots in accordance with the following rules:
Any voter may request assistance from near relatives:
- Spouse (husband, wife)
- Sibling (brother, sister)
- Parent (including in-law and step relations)
- Child (including in-law and step relations)
Voters that can request assistance from anyone:
- Voters with disabilities
- Illiterate voters
- Blind voters
Assistance cannot be given by:
- Voter's employer
- Agent of the employer
- Officer or agent of the voter's union
To Receive Assistance
The Voter must request assistance and state why assistance is needed. Precinct officials are to make every effort not to embarrass the voter.
- Precinct officials must not offer assistance
- Person assisting cannot attempt to persuade voter
- Person assisting must leave the voting booth immediately after assisting unless the voter requests further accompaniment
The Help America Vote Act (HAVA) allows for any person voting a provisional ballot to be entitled to know the reason why their vote was counted, if it was not counted or if it was partially counted.
Discover what Provisional Ballets Are
A Provisional Ballot is a 'voted' ballot, which is preserved and protected in a certification envelope until the voter's qualifications are determined. If the voter is determined qualified, the ballot is counted on Canvass Day. If the voter is determined not eligible the ballot envelope remains sealed.
The intent of fail-safe voting (provisional ballots) is such that those who are eligible to vote are allowed to do so without disturbing the integrity of the elections. It also protects the integrity of the elections by not counting the provisional ballots of those persons not qualified to vote.
Status of Provisional Ballots
The county Elections Board will formally meet to review all provisional ballots. You can access the State Board of Elections website or call the State Board of Elections to learn if your ballot was counted.
How to Check the Status of Your Provisional Ballot
You will need to provide the following information:
(This information can be found on the Provisional Voter Call-in Instruction sheet given to you by the precinct worker)
- Full Name
- Date of Birth
- Personal Identification Number (PIN)
Information available: the second Monday after the election date
Website: Provisional Search website
Contact Number: 866-522-4723 (During normal business hours)
Protect your PIN! The PIN is your key to this information. If you lose your PIN, you must visit the Board of Elections in person to determine if your ballot was counted.
If you voted provisionally because you did not show required identification at the Registration Table, your ballot cannot be counted until the Board of Elections receives acceptable proof of identification.
Copy of current and valid photo identification or a copy of current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows your name and address.
You may mail, fax or hand deliver your proof of identification to the Moore County Board of Elections office. It must be received before the official Canvass meeting following the election.
All N.C. voters use paper ballots, marked either by hand or with a ballot-marking device, providing a paper trail of all votes cast that can be audited or recounted by elections officials.
All 100 counties comply with federal law by having ballot-marking devices available at every polling place for any voter who needs or wishes to use one to mark a ballot independently.
Under state law, voting equipment may not be connected to the internet or use wireless access, limiting the possibility of outside interference.
Marking the Ballot
After you have been issued a ballot, mark your ballot using the pens provided in the voting booth. COMPLETELY fill in the oval beside the candidate or issue of your choice. (the machine WILL NOT read an X or check mark) Only mark the number of choices allowed for each contest. To write in a candidate, fill in the oval beside "write-in" and write the name of your choice. Review your selections; if you need to make changes, please ask a precinct official for a new ballot.
Casting Your Ballot
Once your ballot is complete, take it to the M100 Tabulator and feed it into the machine. If the machine has a problem with your ballot it will beep and a precinct worker will assist you at that time.
If the ballot is accepted into the Tabulator then your ballot has been cast.