Carolina Students, Faculty, and Staff:
Early voting for the 2019 municipal election in Orange County runs October 16 through November 1, 2019. If you are not registered to vote, or need to update your registration, same-day registration is available during early voting. The deadline to register to vote on Election Day is October 11.
You can only early vote in your county of residence. If you are registered to vote in Orange County or are eligible to use same-day registration at an Orange County early voting site, the closest early voting location to campus is Chapel of the Cross, 304 E. Franklin St. (next to Morehead Planetarium).
To register to vote during the early voting period, be sure to bring proof of residency, showing your name and current address. If you live in a residence hall on-campus, including in the Granville Towers complex, Orange County election officials have a roster, so you may show your One Card as proof of residency.
Chapel of the Cross, as well as Carrboro Town Hall and Seymour Senior Center are open the following days and times:
- Saturday, Oct. 19, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
- Monday – Friday, Oct. 21 – Oct. 25, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
- Sunday, Oct. 27, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
- Monday – Friday, Oct. 28 – Nov. 1, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
- All sites will close at 5 p.m. on Halloween, Thursday, Oct. 31.
Please check the Orange County Board of Elections website or your home county’s Board of Elections website, for more information about early voting locations and hours. During early voting, you may vote at any early voting location in your county of residence. If you are a registered voter, you may also request a mail-in absentee ballot here. The deadline to request an absentee ballot is October 29.
As a reminder to faculty and staff, UNC employees are prohibited by law (N.C. General Statute 126-13) and UNC Board of Governors’ policy from using the authority of their positions or from using state funds, supplies or vehicles to secure support for or to oppose any candidate, party or issue in an election.
The University takes seriously the right of each person on campus to express personal opinions on matters of public concern. We also take seriously our obligation to comply with federal and state laws and UNC policies and to serve as responsible stewards of the public resources entrusted to us.
This message sponsored by UNC Student Affairs.