The general election is coming up on November 8th.
Here are the basics you need to know to perform your civic duty when the day comes:
Am I eligible to vote?
To vote in the general election in Charlotte you must:
- Be a U.S. citizen
- Be a North Carolina and Mecklenburg county resident for at least 30 days
- Be at least 18 years old (pre-registration can happen at 17, but you must be 18 years old to vote)
How can I register to vote?
You can register to vote online here.
Unsure if you’re registered? You can check your status here.
When can I vote?
Polling sites are open from 6:30am-7pm on November 8th. Early voting will be in-person until Saturday, November 5th at 6pm.
You can request an absentee ballot by Tuesday November 1st but the request must be in the Mecklenburg County Board of Elections office by 5pm.
Where do I vote?
You can find your local polling site at MeckNC.Gov/PollingLocations
What’s on the ballot?
Here are the offices you will find on the ballot:
- U.S. Senate
- U.S. House
- Lt. Governor
- Attorney General
- State Senate
- State Assembly
- Civil Court
- Surrogate’s Court
- Ballot Proposals
Anything else I should know?
- You can find out more on the official website.