Early Voting at UNC Charlotte
UNC Charlotte is 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 from Feb. 13–29 during the primary election. Your ballot may include candidates for presidential, state, and local offices.
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. Find your One-Stop Voting site.
You will not need a state-issued photo ID to vote in the spring primary elections if you are already registered to vote.
How to Vote
Students who are not registered in Mecklenburg County but would like to register and vote early should bring proof of residence and a photo ID. Students living on campus can prove residency by showing their housing.uncc.edu account. For off-campus residents, bring photo identification or utility bill, lease or other government ID. Individuals who are registered to vote in Mecklenburg County can vote at the Belk Gym or one of these early voting sites.
To check your registration status or view your sample ballot, please use the N.C. Voter Lookup Tool.
Don't live in Mecklenburg County? Find your NC Board of Election information here.
On Election Day, March 3rd, the polls will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Is This Any Way to Elect a President?
Thursday, Feb. 27 — 12:30 p.m., After Hours, Cone Center
Curious about the bizarre election and voting systems of the U.S.? Faculty members Eric Heberlig and Mary Jo Shepherd (Political Science), Dean Kruckeberg (Communication Studies) host a Q&A session for the University community.
Recruiting and Electing Female Candidates
Monday, March 9 — 5:30 p.m., Halton Reading Room
Kira Sanbonmatsu from the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University will present on recruiting women and nontraditional candidates. A panel discussion will follow.
Personally Speaking: American Cities and the Politics of Party Conventions with Suzanne Leland
Tuesday, March 24 — 6 p.m., UNC Charlotte Center City
What are the politics involved when a city recruits and implements a presidential convention? On the eve of the 2020 Republican National Convention in Charlotte, Suzanne M. Leland’s American Cities and the Politics of Party Conventions examines the decisions by contemporary American cities to bid on and host one of the quadrennial major political party conventions. Register here.
The 49er Democracy Experience is a dynamic, nonpartisan platform for learning about and engaging in civic life. Launched prior to the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, the 49er Democracy Experience continues as a galvanizing driver of informed citizenship: voter registration, primary and election news, volunteer opportunities and engagement with the democratic process.