The Nov. 8 general election is rapidly approaching, and in Mecklenburg County, several seats are up for grabs, including county commissioners, local judges, school board, district attorney and more.
Voters also will cast ballots in key state and national races — the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate among them. The outcome of these races will have far-reaching effects.
If you have an NC state driver’s license, you can register online through the NC Department of Transportation. Online voter registration is open now through Oct. 14. You can also register and vote at once through same-day registration during early voting.
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If you’re unsure of your status, check your voter registration status online. There, you can also check your assigned polling location for Election Day and even view a sample ballot by entering your full name and birth date.
Enter your address here to view a sample ballot for your assigned district.
You can also find a complete list of candidates here.
Early voting locations, sometimes called “one-stop” locations, allow people to cast their ballot in person ahead of Election Day. Early voting is from Oct. 20 through Nov. 5.
Early voting locations are sometimes called “one-stop” polling sites.
Mecklenburg’s early voting locations include Bank of America Stadium, the Bette Rae Thomas Center, and Allegra Westbrooks Regional Library. Operating times vary by day, so be sure to check each location for times to vote.
Find other early voting locations here by entering the county you’re registered in.
Absentee voting allows voters to cast their ballot by mail or dropbox. In order to utilize absentee voting, you’ll have to request an absentee ballot.
The NC Board of Elections must receive your absentee ballot request before Nov. 1.
You can find other frequently asked questions about absentee voting here.
Friday, Oct. 14: Voter registration deadline (5 p.m.)
Thursday, Oct. 20: Early in-person voting begins.
Saturday, Nov. 1: deadline to request absentee ballots.
Wednesday, Nov. 5: in-person early voting ends (3 p.m.)
Tuesday, Nov. 8: general election begins at 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m.