Primaries are normally held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in March of even numbered years and the second primary (run-off, if required) is 7 or 10 weeks later.
1. A voter or the voter’s near relative (spouse, brother, sister, parent, grandparent, child, grandchild, mother-in-law, father-in-law, daughter-in-law, son-in-law, stepparent, or stepchild) or legal guardian must request an Absentee Ballot Request Form by:
Once the absentee request form is completed, the form must be signed by either the voter or the voter’s near relative/legal guardian. Absentee request forms may only be returned by the voter, the voter’s near relative or verifiable legal guardian or a MAT. The form must be delivered in person or by the U.S. Postal Service or other designated delivery service (DHL, FedEx, or UPS) to the Union County Board of Elections. Forms may not be faxed or emailed. A completed absentee request form must be received by the Union County Board of Elections not later than 5 P.M. on the Tuesday before the election.
Information about how to complete your absentee ballot and how to return the completed ballot to the Union County Board of Elections can be found here.
2. You may vote during One-Stop Early Voting prior to Election Day. Any voter in the county may vote early at any One-Stop Early Voting location. There is no One-Stop Early Voting on the Monday before Election Day. All voters who have not voted by close of Early Voting on the Saturday before the election must go to their assigned precincts on Tuesday (Election Day) to vote.
There are 52 precincts in Union County. See precinct locations.
If you will be 18 years old on or before the General Election you may register and vote in the Primary Election. You will not be allowed to vote in the Primary for any “special referendums” that would be on the ballot.
Paper ballots, either marked by hand or by a ballot-marking device, are used for all elections, including One-Stop Early Voting. Find Union County's voting system here.
The General or Presidential Election is the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November of even numbered years. The next Presidential Election is Tuesday, November 3, 2020.
When you move within a county, you should complete an in-county change of address. This can be completed on your voter identification card, a signed letter to your local board of elections, or on the form specified above. You can also change your address on the voter registration form on the NCDMV website.
When you move from one county to another, you will need to apply for voter registration in your new county of residence. Use the form specified above, request that an application be mailed to you, or pick up a form at any local board of elections or public library. Note that when you move within the State, the law requires that you update the address on your driver's license within 60 days. When you obtain a duplicate drivers license, you may also elect to update your voter registration information as well.
Registrations and changes must be made 25 days before each election.
This change must be made 25 days before the election. Registered voters may update their party affiliation or unaffiliated status by fax or by email; the form may also be returned in person or by mail. Voters making one of these changes are not required to submit a hard copy of the form with a wet ink signature. For more information, go here.
No voter card is required to vote in North Carolina
Yes, you may vote. As of 2020, when participating in a primary election, unaffiliated voters may choose the Democratic, Libertarian, Republican or nonpartisan ballot (if available). They may not choose the Constitution Party or Green Party ballots because those parties have not opened their primaries to unaffiliated voters.
In a general election, voters may vote for the candidate(s) of their choice, regardless of the candidate(s)' party affiliation. Straight-ticket voting (also called straight-party voting) is prohibited in North Carolina.
Yes, a felon whose rights have been restored may register and vote.
Yes, you will receive a Voter Registration Card in about two weeks after your registration is received at the Board of Elections’ office.
You may view or print a copy of your sample ballot here. Enter your first and last name, then click search. Click your name to view your information.
The polls are open from 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. on Election Day
Voters are not required to show photo ID at polling places. In a December 31 order, a federal district court blocked North Carolina’s voter photo ID requirement from taking effect. The injunction will remain in place until further order of the court.