Here Is How You Can Get A Free Ride To The Polls In Mecklenburg County
Written by: Intern Jasmine Woosley
It is that time for Charlotte to do our civic duty. Today we will be participating in local elections
and several Candidates are running for reelection.
Here’s everything you need to know. Since early voting is over, voters must go to their assigned voting site. The polls will be open from 6:30 am to 7:30 pm. You will still be able to vote after 7:30 as long as you’re in line before the deadline.
What You Need
- NC Drivers License or State ID
- Driver’s License or nondriver’s ID from another state (must have registered to vote in NC
with 90 days prior)
- U.S. passport or U.S. Passport Card
- A North Carolina voter photo ID card issued by a county board of elections )cannot be
obtained day of the election)
- College or University student ID approved by the State Board of Elections
- State or local government or charter school employee ID approved by the State Board of
- Voters will still be able to vote without an ID if they fill out an ID Exception Form
This is what’s on the ballot in Mecklenburg county:
- Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools’ $2.5 billion bond referendum
- 14 candidates are competing for 3 seats on the CMS School Board
- Republican Tariq Bokhari vs. Democrat Stephanie Hand in Charlotte City Council District
- Mayoral races in other municipalities including Davidson, Cornelius, Matthews,
Huntersville, and Pineville.
For more information, visit vote.mecknc.gov. Happy Voting! If you need a way to the poll, CATS will have fare free rides available.
All @CATSRideTransit buses, LYNX Blue Line, CityLYNX Gold Line and paratransit services will operate fare-free on Tuesday, Nov. 7, to provide easier access to polling locations. https://t.co/txx6nARFN9— City of Charlotte (@CLTgov) November 6, 2023
Use the CATS-Pass app to plan your trip: https://t.co/29cttmCC6S pic.twitter.com/sthPwuRKrY