CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The cast of the hit Broadway show “Hamilton” stepped off the stage and into a new role as they helped Charlotteans register to vote Friday.

The cast joined Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles in helping people register to vote in the upcoming midterm elections.

And while the deadline for Mecklenburg County and most others in North Carolina is Friday, state officials did push the deadline back for 28 counties due to Hurricane Florence. Gov. Cooper signed the legislation earlier this month, extending the deadline to October 15. Click here for a list of affected counties.

“We do not want this devastating storm to keep people from voting,” said Kim Westbrook Strach, State Board executive director. “Voters may cast ballots by mail or in person during the early voting period or on Election Day. We hope voters take advantage of the option that works best for them at this difficult time.”

Early voting in North Carolina starts Wednesday, October 17. That is also the deadline for voter registration in South Carolina.

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