INFORMATION ABOUT 2014 GENERAL ELECTION
Scroll down for information on debates, voter guide, ride to polls, early voting and other voting information
Did you miss the debates shown on Sunday, Oct. 26? Click here to go to a page where you can watch the debates taped at WTVI earlier this month.
The 2014 General Election Voter Guide is now available here online and includes the judge races. Please feel free to download and print or link to this guide. Click on image to view the Voter Guide (32-page pdf, 903 KB):
The Guide provides not only candidate questionnaire answers, but extensive info about voting rights and voting information. There will be a very limited number of printed guides available at libraries and other public locations around the start of early voting.
Early Voting starts Thursday October 23rd (there are less days starting in 2014, but the Mecklenburg Board of Elections has added some additional sites). You can find the dates, times, and places at http://charmeck.org/mecklenburg/county/BOE/Documents/14GMeckEV.pdf.
Check your registration at https://www.ncsbe.gov/webapps/voter_search/. You can find out if you are registered, where your poll is if you decided vote on Election Day, Nov. 4, your districts and get a link to a sample ballot.
Absentee Ballots (see below for changes)
- Absentee voting began Sept. 5, 2014
- Last day to request absentee ballot by mail is Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014.
- You can find a copy of the “State Absentee Ballot Request Form” at http://charmeck.org/mecklenburg/county/BOE/voter/Documents/AbsenteeBallotRequestFormweb.pdf. YOU MUST PRINT AND MAIL, FAX OR DELIVER FORM IN PERSON – PLEASE READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY AND PROVIDE ALL HIGHLIGHTED INFO.
- Last day to return an absentee ballot by mail: Form must be postmarked by 5:00 pm on Election Day Nov. 4, 2014.
- Any questions, contact Mecklenburg Board of Elections at 704-336-2133. You can find more information on their website www.meckboe.org
The following voting changes went in to effect in 2014:
On your ballot:
Straight party voting will no longer be available.
The party of the Governor determines the party order of the ballot.
Voting by mail:
Absentee requests must be made on State Absentee Request Form.
Absentee’s must be witnessed and signed by two (2) witnesses or notarized by one (1) notary.
Early voting begins the 2nd Thursday before the election.
Voters must be registered 25 days before the election (no same day registration). Deadline for Nov. 4, 2014 election was Oct. 10, 2014. If you have not registered by this deadline, you can not vote in this election as there is currently no same day registration during early voting.
Voting in person:
Voters must vote at their precinct (no “out of precinct” or “provisional ballot” voting)
Picture ID will be asked for at polls but not required for voting until 2016.