• VOTER GUIDE: Everything you need to know about voting in the Carolinas

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    North Carolina

    Polls across North Carolina will open at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday and close at 7:30 p.m.

    Elections officials said lines tend to be the longest before and after normal business hours.

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    Voters can find their Election Day polling place by clicking here and view sample ballots by clicking here.

    There is no same-day registration on Election Day.

    Officials said voters who are in line before 7:30 p.m. will be allowed to cast their ballots.

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    CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS

    The six amendments Republican lawmakers submitted to voters filled the vacuum of having no races for governor or U.S. Senate. Groups for or against the amendments raised well over $20 million, according to campaign finance reports.

    Four proposals have gotten the most attention - amendments that would require photo identification to vote, lower the cap on income tax rates and shift power over filling judicial vacancies and the election board from the governor to the legislature. Others would expand crime victims' rights and enshrine the right to hunt and fish.

    Cooper, the Democratic Party and allied groups have pushed to defeat all six. The state GOP backs all six, but former Republican governors and the conservative Americans for Prosperity have come out against one or two individual amendments.

    Read more about the amendments on the ballot here.

    CONGRESS

    Republicans hold a 10-3 seat advantage in the state's congressional delegation.

    The most likely district to flip would be in the south-central 9th District anchored by Charlotte, where Democrat Dan McCready has outraised Republican Mark Harris, who upset current Rep. Robert Pittenger in the GOP primary in May.

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    In the 13th District, covering parts of Greensboro and points west to Iredell County, first-term Republican Rep. Ted Budd is trying to fend off a challenge by Kathy Manning. In the Raleigh-area 2nd District, Democrat Linda Coleman is seeking to unseat three-term GOP Rep. George Holding.

    Races for nine other districts favor incumbents, while 3rd District Rep. Walter Jones Jr. faced no ballot opposition.

    South Carolina

    Polls across South Carolina will open at 7 a.m. Tuesday and close at 7 p.m.

    Voters can find their Election Day polling place by clicking here and view sample ballots by clicking here.

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    Voters will be asked to show a driver’s license, a Department of Motor Vehicles ID card, a voter registration card with a photo, a U.S. passport or a federal military ID. If you don’t have one of these ID’s, click here for what you should do.

    There is no same-day registration on Election Day.

    Officials said voters who are in line by 7 p.m. will be able to cast their ballot.

    GOVERNOR'S RACE

    Gov. Henry McMaster is looking to win outright a full term in the office he's held for nearly two years.

    On Monday, McMaster flew around the state, holding news conferences in Columbia, North Charleston, Myrtle Beach and Greenville with his running mate, businesswoman Pamela Evette.

    The Republican faces off Tuesday with Democrat James Smith, a state representative who's spent the campaign's final days crisscrossing the state in an RV. On Monday, he and running mate Mandy Powers Norrell planned to campaign in the conservative Upstate before holding a final rally in Columbia.

    McMaster has been in office for nearly two years following Nikki Haley's departure to serve as U.N. Ambassador.

    (The Associated Press contributed to this report)

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