Charlotte voters can begin deciding who they want their next mayor to be. Early voting begins today (Thursday) in the city for the municipal general election.
There are 13 early voting sites across the city. They are open July 7 at 8 a.m. and any registered voter can vote until 7:30 p.m. Weekend voting is open from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday and from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday.
One-Stop Early Voting Sites
- Allegra Westbrooks Library-Beatties Ford
- Ballantyne Area: Community House Middle School
- Bette Rae Thomas Rec Center
- Eastway Regional Rec Center
- Hal Marshall Annex (in lieu of site)
- Independence Library
- Marion Diehl Rec Center
- Myers Park High School
- South Charlotte Area: Carmel Commons
- Southpark Library
- Steele Creek Area: TapHaus 49
- University Area: Former Kohl’s
- West Blvd Library
Voters are electing Charlotte’s next mayor as well as city council members. Residents can register to vote at the polls and vote on the same day during early voting.
If you’re thinking this is an unusual time for a general election, then you’re correct. The general election had to be pushed back because of U.S. Census data that was needed to redraw city council districts.
Election officials still hope for a good turnout. Officials with the Mecklenburg County Board of Elections say they usually get 17% to 21% voter turnout during a general election. So far, they say they because they’ve sent out double the number of absentee ballots, they believe they will get about 20% voter turnout for the city of Charlotte.
The general election is Tuesday, July 26. Those who have any questions about early voting can get more information from the board of elections’ website.