VOTE 2020

Below are important voting dates and resources for North Carolina (including Mecklenburg County, where I live), followed by other state and national resources.

NC One-Stop Early Voting Period: Oct. 15-Saturday, 3 p.m. Saturday Oct. 31

Voters may register and vote at any one-stop early voting location in their county of residence.

NC Deadline to Request an Absentee Ballot: Tuesday, October 27

Requests must be received by your county board of elections office by 5 p.m. Voters are encouraged to request and return their ballot as soon as possible.

  • Request an absentee ballot
  • Track your absentee ballot
  • NC voters who receive an absentee ballot by mail may deliver their ballot to an election official at a one-stop early voting site during any time that site is open for voting. Ballots will be kept securely and delivered to the county board of elections for processing.

General election (NC and nationally): Tuesday, Nov. 3

Polls are open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. for in-person voting. If you are still in line at 7:30, DO NOT LEAVE! You are permitted to vote.

Local, State, and National Resources

Stacey Abrams’ excellent All in: The Fight for Democracy documentary and the accompanying website; includes excellent “How to Vote,” “Take Action,” and “Resources”

Ballotpedia. Great resource for looking up candidates across nation and your own Sample Ballot Lookup by address

Michelle Obama’s When We All Vote voting rights advocacy and resources

ACLU’s Voting Rights

Black Political Caucus of Charlotte-Mecklenburg: helpful guidance on candidates

UNCC J. Murray Atkins Library’s Election 2020: What’s on the Ballot?