North Carolina Voting Guide And Tips For 2020 Election Day

MECKLENBURG COUNTY, N.C. — With over 4.5 million early voting ballots counted across North Carolina, officials are gearing up to welcome Election Day voters on Tuesday, November 3. Which is the last day for registered voters in North Carolina to cast their ballot at their assigned polling location.

While the battleground state has seen a record number of voters already cast their ballots, whether by absentee or in-person early voting, there is still expected to be many people headed to the polls to cast their vote on Election Day.

In North Carolina, as of Monday morning, there are 7,367,696 registered voters with 3,613,803 one-stop early voting ballots cast and 939,690 absentee by-mail ballots cast, according to the N.C. State Board of Elections. There are around 158,500 outstanding absentee ballots from voters that requested them but have not yet voted.

The State Board offers the following tips for Election Day voters:

  1. On Election Day, polls across North Carolina are open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Voters in line at 7:30 p.m. will be able to cast a ballot. Lines tend to be longer before and after normal business hours.
  2. Find your Election Day polling place through the Voter Search or the Polling Place Search.
  3. Sample ballots are available through the Voter Search tool. Information about N.C. Supreme Court and N.C. Court of Appeals candidates is available in the 2020 Judicial Voter Guide.
  4. To protect voters and election workers, masks and hand sanitizer will be available to all voters. Social distancing will be enforced at voting sites.
  5. If you are voting by mail and have not returned your ballot, you may not return your ballot to a polling site on Election Day. You may mail your ballot back or return your ballot sealed inside the completed envelope to your county board of elections by 5 p.m. on Election Day. Mailed ballots must be postmarked on or before Election Day. Mailed ballots that are postmarked on or before Election Day must be received by November 12. If you mail your ballot on or before Election Day, you may not vote again in person.
  6. Same-day registration is not available on Election Day. If you are not registered to vote by Election Day, you will be unable to vote in the general election.
  7. Voters are not required to show photo ID to vote in the 2020 general election.
  8. Voters who need assistance at the polls must request that assistance. Curbside voting is available for voters who are unable to enter the voting place without assistance due to age or disability. Once inside the polling place, voters who experience difficulties should request help from an election worker.
  9. Intimidating any voter is a crime. Voters who feel harassed or intimidated should notify an election official immediately.
  10. If you present to vote and your name is not on the voter list, you may request a provisional ballot. About 10 days after an election, voters who cast a provisional ballot can check the status of their ballot.

While early voting in Mecklenburg County had 33 locations that voters could choose from, which included the Spectrum Center, Bank of America Stadium and the Bojangles Coliseum, residents will now have to vote at a designated location.

Voting across the county will take place within over 240 locations.

Meck Precincts

See your Mecklenburg County poll location here:

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