Today is the last day to register to vote in North Carolina and election season is right around the corner. Want to make sure you’re in the loop about voting dates and ways to be civically engaged in the community? From voter resources to campaign volunteer opportunities, here’s what you need to know to be active this election season.
Important Election Dates:
October 12- Last day to register to vote in North Carolina
You must be an NC resident, but you can use your Queens University student address. Students will be in Trexler until 3 p.m. signing students up.
October 17- November 3: Early voting period for midterm elections
Click here for a list of early voting locations in the area.
October 30- Last day to request an absentee ballot by mail
Request forms are available at the State Board of Elections office and the State Board of Elections website and at county boards of election offices.
November 6- Midterm election day
Vote in North Carolina’s statewide election for national, state and county offices.
October 24- Meet your N.C. House, District 104 Candidates
Come hear from the Republican and Democratic candidates running for office in our voting district.
College Democrats of Queens organization
This is a new club on campus that works on volunteering and political engagement.
Next meeting: October 17
7 p.m.-8 p.m.
Email JD Mazuera at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in joining.
“We want as many young people involved in politics as we can. We, the CDQ, strive to include everyone in politics, no matter the color of their skin, sexual orientation, ethnicity, gender, disability, whatever you have….we get together and volunteer, canvass and vote,” said JD Mazuera, president of College Democrats of Queens.
Community Volunteer Opportunities:
Volunteer with a campaign in the U.S. House district 9
Several Queens students are currently working on Democratic candidate Dan McCready’s campaign, including Margaret Nelson ’17. Contact Nelson if you would like to know more information. Larry Shaheen works with Republican candidates in the area and would be a good reference for other races in this district.
Work the election polls
Get trained to be a poll worker, and even get paid for it. Check out the Charlotte Mecklenburg Board of Elections site for more information.
Other general information about voting in NC including tools, resources, and the election can be found on the North Carolina State Board of Elections & Ethics Enforcement page.