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Early Voting Returns to Talley

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For the first time since 2012, the Talley Student Union will be an early voting site for the upcoming midterm elections. Not only does the one-stop voting location help student voters, many of whom are voting for the first time, navigate the process, it offers a convenient location for faculty and staff to cast their ballots at lunch or before or after work.

Valid voters who miss the Oct. 12 mail-in registration deadline will still be able to register on-site through Nov. 3.

Polls will be open seven days a week, beginning next Wednesday, Oct. 17, through Saturday, Nov. 3, with limited free parking available in the Jeter Bays parking lot adjacent to Reynolds Coliseum. However, Talley is not a polling place for the Tuesday, Nov. 6, election day.

Weekdays, the polls will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. On Saturdays, they will be open from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. On Sundays, they will be open from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m.

Nearly two dozen NC State students have volunteered through the Pack the Polls committee to help the Wake County Board of Elections manage poll workers and organize transportation during the early voting days. The Pack the Polls committee, co-chaired by Associate Director of Leadership and Civic Engagement Brian Mathis and director of government relations in Student Government Andrew McDonald, was formed in 2016 to help inform campus voters and increase both voter registration and participation.

To check registration status and get any other information about early one-stop voting at Talley, visit the Pack the Polls website.

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  1. I chose to do my early vote at NCSU Talley Student Union and was thrilled to have the opportunity to stand in line with students and listen to them share the importance of voting and other topic matters. I stood in line with Aaron – Criminal Justice Major/Psychology, Zain – Environmental Sciences/Park Ranger, and Clint – Architect. All under 25 years old and wonderful young men striving to make a difference in our world.

  2. I am a grad student at NC State with a Raleigh address listed with the university on my address verification form. However, I am registered in Durham county. Can I still vote early at Talley?

  3. Voting on campus was most convenient. Thank you.
    I took the city Method #12 CAT bus to Hillsborough Street and walked across campus to Talley Student Union.
    I think it would be helpful to let people know where they can park and what it would cost. I was told later that there are some reserved parking spots for voters near Talley. I imagine these are free. The more information people have the more likely they are to come and vote. A link to the city buses #12 and #4 would be useful. The campus buses are open to the public and a link to that information might encourage voters to use them.
    The people working at the polling station were extremely efficient and polite. It was a joy to see so many voters filling in their ballots. My heartfelt thanks to all.

    1. Hi, Ehab!

      Great question! If you’re registered in Wake County, you can still vote at any early voting location in Wake County, including in Talley. If you are not registered in Wake County, you must vote in the county of your residence.

      Check out your local early-voting locations at your home location at this link:

      Visit the Pack the Polls website for more information about voting on campus, too, at


      1. Hi Colin, thanks for responding to the question. So am I to understand then that students who are NOT originally registered in Wake County CANNOT use the campus early voting location? But, students who need to register with the current Wake County address CAN do so at the early voting spot so long as they have the documents listed above?

  4. This is a terrific opportunity for students to be involved in the midterm elections. I am thrilled that NC State was chosen as an early voting site and not somewhere in the suburbs which was the preference of the Republican majority in NC Assembly.