Candidates Making Final Push On Election Day
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Candidates across our area are making their final push to get your vote. Polls open at 6:30 Tuesday morning in North Carolina and at 7:00 in the Palmetto State.
Big crowds are expected across our area. Early voting numbers show people are motivated. More than two million people in North Carolina have already cast their ballot.
In Mecklenburg County, that number is more than 200,000 in person or absentee. “Four years ago we did 91,000, so we doubled four years ago,” Mecklenburg County Board of Elections Director Dickerson says.
With control of the U.S. House and Senate on the line, candidates and parties are pulling out all the stops. They are calling, sending text messages, and mailing flyers.
A resident in Northwest Charlotte says one flier crossed the line. “I saw this in my mailbox and really didn’t appreciate it,” she says.
It says it’s from the North Carolina Republican Party and shows her voting history and her neighbors warning, “The Democratic Party plans to contact your neighbors after the election and tell them who did and did not vote. The Republican party wanted to make you aware of this so you don’t get embarrassed for staying home on Election Day.”
“It’s kinda like voter shaming. You know, like shame on you for not voting that particular year,” she says, “I was really upset, because that’s personal. It’s very personal.”