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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Mark Sturgill is on a mission to get as many people registered to vote as possible Sunday, and he’s not alone.

He says voting matters, and it’s important for everybody to get involved.

"I have friends in the military that are out there fighting that every day, just for that right that I can go in there and push a button and say that's who I want in office, regardless if it's state, local or federal,” he said.

Sturgill was joined by dozens of volunteers, as both Democratic and Republican campaigns made a push for registration in North Carolina this weekend.

Volunteers for Democratic campaigns worked the phones Sunday in Guilford County, while others hit the streets. Some had great luck registering more than 30 voters.

"They was willing and ready to do it this time, you know a few of them we didn't even have to ask, they volunteered and came,” said volunteer Geraldine Watts.

The NCGOP is holding voter registration drives ahead of Trump rallies this week in Wilmington and Fayetteville.

Both parties had grassroots door to door registration efforts across the state, sharing on social media with #BeatVA and #NCBoots.

Voter turnout is usually higher during a presidential election year, and with the way this election is panning out, Sturgill believes both sides will show record numbers.

"It's been an interesting election cycle already, and I think this is gonna be one for the history books,” he said.

With a new court ruling, early voting dates have been bumped up in North Carolina. Now early voting begins October 20th, running until November 5th.

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