Am I registered to vote?
You can check your voter registration here. Even if you have registered before, it's a great idea to check anyway because sometimes, voter registration boards will remove or "purge" voters from the voting rolls.
What/who will be on my ballot this year?
The final ballots are still being worked out, so the official ballots have not yet been published by the Board of Elections. However, we do know many of the Democrats (and their opponents) who will be on your ballot and you can see a list here.
Where can I vote?
Mecklenburg has a number of polling places situated around the county.
Your precinct votes at one specific location on Election Day, but other sites will be open for Early Voting. That schedule will be set by the Board of Elections in September 2018.
What is a precinct?
A voting precinct is the smallest voting unit of the Democratic Party. People in a precinct live near each other and they all have the same designated polling place (where you vote) on Election Day. There are over 200 precincts in Mecklenburg. Each precinct elects a chair, vice chair, secretary, and treasurer every two years. These are unpaid, volunteer positions.
If you want to get in contact with your precinct to find out how to help get out the vote, call our office at 704-525-5843 and tell us your address and how to contact you!
Can I vote early or absentee, and what does that mean?
There are two kinds of "absentee" voting. One is voting by mail, and the other is "one-stop" voting (AKA Early Voting). Early voting dates, times, and locations should be posted on the Board of Elections website in September.
To vote absentee by mail, you must request a ballot from the Board of Elections. ANY VOTER can request an absentee ballot; you don't have to prove you are out of town, disabled, etc. You may also request a ballot for a near relative such as your child or grandparent - see form for details.
What if I'm not registered yet? Can I vote this year?
You must be registered 25 days prior to an election. That's October 11, so if you want to register, get on it!
How many Democrats are in Mecklenburg? What about the other parties?
As of August 24, 2018, Democrats are the largest political party in North Carolina and in Mecklenburg, with 319,482 registered Democrats in Mecklenburg, 170,784 Republicans, 235,489 Unaffiliated voters, 48 Green Party, 30 Constitutional Party, and 4,452 Libertarians. North Carolina is home to 2.6 million Democrats. You can see the stats for yourself here.
My question wasn't answered here!
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