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Municipal elections are Tuesday. Here's everything you need to know.

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RALEIGH — Voters living in most Wake and Franklin county towns will pick their government leaders Tuesday.

Polls will be open for the municipal elections in Angier, Apex, Durham, Fuquay-Varina, Garner, Holly Springs, Knightdale, Morrisville, Rolesville, Wake Forest, Wendell, Zebulon, Bunn, Franklinton, Louisburg and Youngsville.

Here's everything you need to know before heading down to cast a ballot.

Do I get to vote?

Registered voters who live in the municipal limits of a town holding elections — not outisde incorporated limits within a county — are qualified to vote.

To check if you are registered to vote, go online to and enter your name.

When are polls open?

Election Day is Tuesday, November 5. Polling places will be open from 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m.

Voters in line before polling places close will not be turned away and can still cast a ballot after 7:30 p.m.

Where is my polling place?

Unlike during early voting, on Election Day all voters must vote at their assigned polling place — often a local church or school.

You can find your assigned polling place — and see if you are registered and view a sample of your ballot — by going online to and entering your name.

If you do not vote at the correct polling location, you must fill out a provisional ballot.

Can I vote early?

Not anymore. Early voting ended Friday. Local election boards will use the time before Election Day to prepare individual polling places.

Can I vote from home?

Yes, but you must have already requested an absentee ballot from your local board of elections (the deadline to do so was Oct. 29).

Absentee ballots must be mailed and postmarked on or before Election Day, or else hand-delivered to your local board of elections by 5 p.m. on Election Day.

Those who cannot enter a polling place due to age or disability can vote curbside without leaving their cars. Curbside voting is available at all voting sites.

Can I still register?

No. The last day to register to vote on Election Day was Oct. 11. That was also the deadline to update name, address or party affiliation on your registration before Election Day.

Do I need photo ID?

No. Voters in North Carolina will need to provide photo ID to vote starting in 2020. All elections this year have no photo ID requirement.

Who’s on the ballot?

These races will appear on the ballot, depending on where you live.

• Bunn commissioner (two seats open): Nicole A. Brantley, Mack Jones (incumbent) and Russell Mullen.

• Franklinton mayor: Art Wright (incumbent).

• Franklinton commissioner (two seats open): Anita Fuller (incumbent), Brad Kearney and Mark Lemmon.

• Knightdale mayor: James Roberson (incumbent).

• Knightdale town council (two seats open): Ben McDonald and Stephen Morgan.

• Louisburg town council (three seats open): Sarah Alford, Christopher Neal (incumbent), Mark K. Russell and Emma B. Stewart (incumbent).

• Rolesville mayor: Ronnie Currin is the only name on the ballot. James Bradford is running a write-in campaign.

• Rolesville commissioner (two seats open): Edward Carelli, Steven Dieckhaus, Michelle Medley (incumbent), April Sneed and Sheilah Sutton (incumbent).

• Wake Forest commissioner (three seats open): Greg Bartholomew, Jim Dyer, Heather Loftin Holding, Anne Reeve (incumbent), Chad Sary, Sean Sullivan and Adam B. Wright.

• Wendell mayor: Virginia Gray (incumbent) and Braxton Davis Honeycutt.

• Wendell commissioner (two seats open): Ben Carroll (incumbent) Joe DeLoach and Phillip Tarnaski.

• Youngsville commissioner (two seats open): Ronald Adkins, Scott Brame and Joe Johnson (incumbent).

• Zebulon commissioner (three seats open): Shannon Baxter, Don Bumgarner (incumbent), Sam Hayes, Larry Loucks, Stan R. Nowell, Marilyn Price Wagner and Glenn York.