North and South Carolina voting information

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CHARLOTTE - Head coach Ron Rivera arrived at his Wednesday press conference with an important message on his T-shirt: Vote.

"With a lot of things that we've had come about the last few years, I've always said that if you want to make a difference – if you want to contribute – vote. I really do believe that," Rivera said. "That's why the T-shirt makers put one on my chair really just to emphasize it. Vote. Vote your conscious. Vote what you think is best for this country. Vote. It's your civic duty."

Tuesday, defensive end Julius Peppers and tight end Chris Manhertz encouraged folks in the area to cast their ballot. Below is important information to know before heading to the polls.

NORTH CAROLINA

• Early voting until Nov. 3 - Register and vote on the same day

• Most early voting polls are open from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

• On Election Day polls open from 6:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

I.D. Requirements for NC:

You do NOT need to show an ID to vote – except in two possible situations:

(1) If you use same-day registration

(2) If there was a problem with verifying the information on your registration form, you must show any current photo ID or any of the following documents (with your name and current address)

• A utility bill (cell phone, electric, cable, etc.)

• Bank statement or payroll stub; or

• A document from any government agency (a bill, permit, letter, etc.)

For more information go to www.ncsbe.gov

SOUTH CAROLINA

• Absentee voting runs until 5 p.m., Monday, Nov. 5

• For voting locations, call your county elections office

• Poll hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (as long as you are in line by 7 p.m. you will be allowed to vote)

• Deadline to mail in ballot: Nov. 2

I.D. Requirements for SC:

When voting in person, you NEED to bring one of the following:

• SC Driver's License

• SC DMV ID Card (includes SC Concealed Weapons ID Card)

• SC Voter Registration Card with photo

• Federal Military ID (includes all Dept. of Defense photo IDs and the Dept. of Veterans Affairs benefit card)

• US Passport

For more information go to www.scvotes.org

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