North Carolina’s a cliff-hanger, obviously. Put the polls together, they say up for grabs between Obama and McCain with a week left.

The Obama event on Wendnesday is billed as an “Early Vote for Change” rally as the campaign seeks to maximize its one-stop registration/voting turnout by the Saturday deadline. It’s on the State Government Mall; 11:15 am “pre-program” start; no tickets required, but they’d like to have your name anyway. The campaign’s invitation is reprinted below.

This Wednesday, October 29th, please join Barack Obama in Raleigh, where he will talk about his vision for creating the kind of change we need.

Early Vote for Change Rally

with Barack Obama

Halifax Mall

Government Complex

300 North Salisbury Street

Raleigh, NC 27601

Wednesday, October 29th

Doors Open: 10:00 a.m.

Pre-Program Begins: 11:15 a.m.

The event is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required; however an RSVP is strongly encouraged.

For security reasons, do not bring bags or umbrellas. Please limit personal items. No signs or banners allowed.