Early Voting and Registration Information for Wake County

This election year it is particularly important for people to vote and early voting can make that easier for those people who work.  Below is a nonpartisan early voting flyer for Wake County residents containing information on locations, times, and rules for registering at those sites.

You can also download a printable PDF version of this document HERE.

Early Voting and Registration Information

2016 General Election

Wake County


All Wake County residents can vote early at the following times and locations If you live in a different county, you need to vote in that county. See https://vt.ncsbe.gov/ossite/  to locate your polling pace if you do not live in Wake County.

Unregistered voters CAN register at these locations during the early voting times. You will need to bring proper ID, such as a driver’s license or a utility bill/bank statement showing your name and current address. (You will NOT be able to register on Nov 8th.)


The following locations are open Oct. 20 – Nov. 5

M-F                        9:00 am – 7:00 pm

Sat, Oct 22 & 29    8:30 am – 2:00 pm

Sat, Nov 5              9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Sun                         1:00 pm – 5:00 pm


  • Apex Community Center: 53 Hunter St, Apex
  • Avery Street Recreation Center Annex: 201 Avery St, Garner
  • Chavis Community Center:  505 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Raleigh
  • East Regional Center: 1002 Dogwood Dr, Zebulon
  • Herbert C. Young Community Center: 101 Wilkinson Ave, Cary
  • Hunt Community Center: 301 Stinson Ave, Holly Springs
  • Lake Lynn Community Center: 7921 Ray Rd, Raleigh
  • Northern Regional Center: 350 E Holding Ave, Wake Forest
  • Wake County Board of Elections: 337 S Salisbury St, Raleigh (This site closes at 5pm on weekdays & 1pm on Sat)




The following locations are open Oct. 27 – Nov. 5

M-F                       9:00 am – 7:00 pm

Sat, Oct 29            8:30 am – 2:00 pm

Sat, Nov 5             9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Sun                        1:00 pm – 5:00 pm


  • Abbott’s Creek Community Center: 9950 Durant Rd, Raleigh
  • First Baptist Church: 209 Church St., Morrisville
  • Falcon Park Hut: 105 Falcon Dr, Fuquay Varina
  • Green Road Community Center: 4201 Green Rd, Raleigh
  • Knightdale Recreation Center: 102 Lawson Ridge Rd, Knightdale
  • NCSU Creative Services Bldg: 1220 Varsity Dr, Raleigh
  • New Bethel Baptist Church: 605 E. Young St, Rolesville
  • Optimist Community Center: 5900 Whittier Dr, Raleigh
  • Triangle Christian Center: 11100 Fellowship Dr, Raleigh
  • Wake Tech Community College: 9101 Fayetteville Rd, Raleigh
  • Wendell Community Center: 601 W Third St, Wendell

Our deacon, Sallie Simpson, is Volunteer of the Month

Sallie Simpson is Volunteer of the Month with the Interfaith Food Shuttle.

Our deacon, Sallie Simpson
Our deacon, Sallie Simpson

Sallie, our deacon, helps with the Farm Stand most Saturdays and serves as culinary instructor for the Cooking Matters classes that are held at Urban Ministries. A retired nurse and hospital administrator from Winston-Salem, Sallie now lives in Raleigh and is a Vocational Deacon in the Episcopal Church. Read why Sallie loves volunteering at IFFS:

Tell us about your first-ever time volunteering with IFFS: It was a cold, sleeting day in February – we were raking rocks out of a newly plowed field and spreading mulch. Everyone was so nice and we laughed so much that I decided to keep coming back!

Describe a volunteer moment that felt very rewarding: Last spring I co-led a Cooking Matters class at Urban Ministries with Ana Cardia, and we had such a motivated class – each participant had been sent to class by their doctor for diet-related conditions. Every person in the class realized tangible improvement by the end of the class and one of the doctors in the Open Door Clinic at Urban Ministries told me that the class would practically dance down the hall as they left the class each day!

What would you say to recruit a friend to volunteer with IFFS? I would tell people that this is a great place to volunteer – the people are wonderful to work with. There is a lot of work, and lots of fun as well!

Social Action meets Sunday; help for farmworkers needed

Social Action will meet this Sunday, Oct. 23, from noon to 1 p.m. in our Community Life Center, room 5. Please note that this will be our last meeting until January. The purpose of the meeting is to complete our plans for the 2016-17 year at St. Mark’s.

You can help farm workers: Social Action is also collecting dry food, clothing, linens and other supplies to be delivered to the Episcopal Diocese to benefit the  farm workers hurt by the recent severe storm. Look for the box in the Concourse. We will collect items this Sunday, Oct. 23, and next Sunday to deliver to the diocese.

What’s needed

Food: Drinking water , pinto beans, dry rice, oil, salt, sugar, canned fruit, canned tuna, other non-perishable food.
Clothing: Sweaters, sweatshirts (children to adults), underwear, socks, shoes, toiletries (toothbrushes, razors, soap, shampoo), sleeping mats and blankets.

Our J2A youth report on Costa Rica pilgrimage

We will have lots of pictures of Costa Rica's wildlife at our presentation on Sunday.
We will have lots of pictures of Costa Rica’s wildlife at our presentation on Sunday.

Our Journey to Adulthood Pilgrims invite you to the adult Sunday school class at 9:30 a.m. for a presentation on our mission trip to the Alturas Wildlife Sanctuary in Costa Rica. This was set for last Sunday but all services were canceled because of the storm. Now, we’ve given this sloth a whole week to finish his flower salad, and we’re all ready to amaze you with our experiences. Genuine, personally-imported Costa Rican coffee will be served!

NOTICE: Services CANCELLED for Sunday, October 9

The roads are BAD, the power is OUT, and the waters are RISING.  I personally saw a tree down on the Beltline an hour ago.  Lauren Kilbourne, the supply priest for tomorrow, had to relocate to Durham because her apartment was flooding.  Other members saw trees down on Wade Avenue, and Wake Forest Road is flooded.

Due to the conditions, I am making the decision to CANCEL SERVICES TOMORROW.    We will reschedule the 9:30 J2A presentation for a later date.

We will try to reach people by phone as well.

Call me with questions.


Virginia Cleary
Senior Warden

You can help change a life by joining our support group

St. Mark’s is forming a support circle for a woman who has recently been released from prison. We will be one of three “beta” sites for this new program sponsored by the Interfaith Prison Ministry for Women (IPMW). Already, two persons from St. Mark’s serve on the board of IPMW and two others serve as mentors to women still in prison who are preparing for their transition back into society.
The support circle will consist of four to six people (male and female) who will meet with the woman probably twice a month initially and then once a month when there are fewer needs and issues to address. The commitment is for a year.
There are two training sessions before the meetings with the woman begin next year. The circle will address practical issues such as getting a driver’s license, connecting with needed social services, or perhaps even getting a job, if she does not have one. But it will also be a group for moral and spiritual support, a way of letting her know she is not alone, that she is loved, that there is a faith community surrounding her. The woman we work with will also be connected to some other program such as Step-Up, so we will not have to deal with all the issues ourselves.

Parish Life Commission is our community in action

At the Vestry retreat in February it was decided to combine the Developing Community Commission and the Newcomers Commission into one commission. With Vestry approval it was renamed Parish Life Commission to cover all the committees under its umbrella.
Parish Area Care These groups have been rejuvenated, redefined and, with the work of Margaret Thurston and Mike Wilson, all PACs are now active again.
Inreach Revived with the work of Joan Ellen Deck and Susan Aycock, former Stephen Ministers. They have developed a plan for training. With approval of procedure from John Wall and Sallie Simpson, there will be training for volunteers to be pastoral visitors, who, in addition to the clergy visits, will visit and care for our homebound and sick.
Events Committee With the lead of Meta Wilson, Allen Herther, Terry Wall and Joanne Bass, this group will plan for congregational dinners, our annual dinner and receptions for funerals, bishop’s visits, and other events. It is anticipated that we will hold more dinners and get-togethers through the year.
Community Time Peter Miller has received help from a team to make hosting of our after-church social hour easier and to get more sign-ups.
Newcomers Committee This group is brainstorming ideas for St. Mark’s to be welcoming to visitors, under the lead of Meta Wilson and Paul Roberts. This includes having greeters each Sunday and follow-ups after a visit to St. Mark’s.
Sports and Recreation Bob Ruf and Art Warner, ministers of sports and recreation, are seeking group activities to sporting events.
Kitchen We still need a team to make sure supplies are available for our meetings and events. It has been a successful beginning of the year and heartwarming to have so many people wearing many hats to make sure we are meeting the needs of our congregation.     

Judi Mathis and Mike Wilson, Vestry partners for Parish Life