Early Voting

Vote early across the county

UNC Charlotte will be an early voting site for the 2020 presidential, state, and local primary elections. If you are registered to vote in Mecklenburg County, you can vote on campus at the Belk Gym during the primary election. Your ballot may include candidates for presidential, state, and local offices.

Early voting opens (Mecklenburg County)

  • October 15-31, 2020
  • During the early voting period, you can register to vote AND vote on the same day at any of the designated early voting locations in the county. 
  • You will not need a state-issued photo ID to vote in the spring primary elections if you are already registered to vote.
  • To check your registration status or view your sample ballot, please use the NC Voter Lookup Tool.
  • Live off-campus? Find your One-Stop Voting site.

Vote early at Belk Gym Oct. 15-31Early Voting at the Belk Gym

UNC Charlotte will host an on-campus early voting polling location for those who would like to and are eligible to vote in Mecklenburg County or those who are already registered in Mecklenburg County.  During the early voting period, voters can register to vote or update their address — and vote — in one stop.

You do not have to be a student or employee of UNC Charlotte to vote in this location. Free parking is available for voters in Lot 7

Voting Absentee (by mail)

This year, an increasing number of voters are choosing to vote by mail (or absentee). North Carolina voters can now request an absentee ballot online. The deadline to request your absentee ballot is Tuesday, October 27. Once you receive your ballot in the mail, fill it out, sign it and have your witness sign it, and mail it to your county board of elections. Your ballot must be returned to your county’s board of elections no later than Tuesday, November 3 by 5:00 p.m. or be postmarked on or before Election Day. You can also drop your ballot off at a polling location during the early voting period. If you are a Mecklenburg County resident, you can bring your absentee ballot to Belk Gym October 15-31. You are now able to track your absentee ballot. For more information on the absentee ballot process, visit the North Carolina State Board of Elections

Vote by absentee ballot

Election Day

  • Polls are open 6:30 a.m.–7:30 p.m.
  • To find your Election Day polling precinct, check your registration status, or view your sample ballot, please use the NC Voter Lookup Tool.
  • For eligible voters planning to vote in North Carolina but outside Mecklenburg County, voting information can be located on the North Carolina State Board of Elections website.

Early voting