Al Heggins calls for safe, fair voting environments, encourages people to make a plan to vote

SALISBURY, N.C. - Oct. 1, 2020 - With Early Voting two weeks away, Al Heggins is calling for safe, fair voting environments around polls and precincts and encouraging everyone to create a plan to vote.

“Your vote is your voice, it’s your power,” Heggins said. “If you can, vote early. If you can, vote in person. By all means, know your rights and make a plan.”

How to make a plan to vote:

  • Make sure you’re registered to vote. If you’re not registered, you can register in person during One-Stop Early Voting from Oct. 15 through Oct. 31. If you do not Early Vote, you must be registered to vote by Oct. 9 to vote on Election Day, Nov. 3.

  • Know when and where to vote.

  • Arrange transportation to one of the five Rowan County Early Voting sites, or to your polling place on Election Day.

  • Review the sample ballot to understand all races — federal, state and local.

  • When voting, remember to vote on the front and back of the ballot.

  • Inspire your family, friends and neighbors to register and vote!

Visit to create your voting plan, including checking your registration status, seeing a list of Early Voting sites, finding your Election Day polling place, and pulling up your sample ballot.

While voting, if you encounter or witness voter intimidation or discrimination — or if you feel like you are being blocked or discouraged from voting — call the Voter Protection Hotline at 
 (1-833-868-3462) to report the incident.

“I will always stand in the gap for human and civil rights, and one of the most important of these is your right to vote,” Heggins said. “In the North Carolina House of Representatives, I will fight to ensure fair voting districts and maps. I will work to end gerrymandering.”

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