Rock that vote
Posted on 23 Oct 2008 by Rosie Reilman
photo credit: Bill S.
Are you ready for November 4th? As somewhat of a newbie to North Carolina and having procrastinated on getting my voting registration all taken care of until this election, I was clueless as to what my voting district was. So I thought I’d share what I found. The Mecklenburg County Board of Elections website is quite handy. Their site provides a place for you to search for your district and download a PDF of a sample ballot so that you know what will be on the ballot (there’s more than just the presidential candidates) before you hit up the polls.
Also make sure that if you’re voting straight party the ticket does not include the President and judges. You have to vote separately for President and for the judges.
If you’re not able to make it on the 4th, Early Voting has started and continues through November 1st. Check out the times and locations available courtesy of the Observer. Or you can request an absentee ballot if you are going to be out of town or just don’t feel like going anywhere. Also for all the news from Presidential, State and County elections check out the Charlotte Observer’s Guide or follow Observer’s election news on Twitter.
Some other helpful links:
- Find your polling location: where to go to vote on November 4th.
- If you aren’t registered yet or need to update your information, you can vote early. You’ll need some type of identification to do this.
- How to use the voting machine.
- Candidate List with links (Mecklenburg County Board of Elections)
- Candidate List with Bios and Statement (UNC-TV)
- Election News (WCNC)
- NC Board of Elections Voters Guide
- Judges supported by Democratic Party and Republican Party