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What you need to know for Early Voting

Elizabeth Ramsey and Jacqui Chenard were in line early today at Town Hall. Both are from Cornelius

Oct. 15. More than 125 people were lined up around Town Hall before Early Voting got under way at 8 am. Early voting continues until Saturday, Oct. 31.

The wait at 9:45 am was about one hour.

Cornelius Town Hall will be a polling location during early voting and on Election Day. Other local polling sites include:

—Hough High School, 12420 Bailey Rd, Cornelius

—North Mecklenburg High School, 11201 Old Statesville Rd, Huntersville

—North Regional Library, 16500 Holly Crest Ln, Huntersville

Early voting hours are:

Monday-Friday – 8 am to 7:30 pm

Saturdays – 8 am to 3 pm

Sundays – 1 pm to 5 pm

Off days: Nov. 1 and 2 (last two days before Election Day)


You can register to vote, vote or drop off a completed absentee/mail-in ballot at all polling sites during early voting.


For the safety of voters and staff, please wear a mask, maintain at least 6 feet of social distancing and use hand sanitizer, which will be provided before you enter the polling place and as you leave.

All poll workers will wear personal protective equipment and voting machines will be wiped down after each voter. In addition, each voter will be given a stylus for hands-free marking of their ballot using the voting machine.

Full list of Early Voting locations:

1 — Cornelius Town Hall

Vote!2 — Hough High School
3 — North County Library
4 — North Mecklenburg High School
5 — Butler High School
6 — Matthews Elementary School
7 — Spectrum Center
8 — Bank of America Stadium
9 — Garinger High School
10 — Bojangles Entertainment Complex
11 — Bette Rae Thomas Rec Center
12 — West Boulevard Library
13 — Renaissance West STEAM Academy
14 — Myers Park High School
15 — Queens Sports Complex at Marion Diehl Park
16 — South Mecklenburg High School
17 — Former Wells Fargo Southpark Area
18 — East Mecklenburg High School
19 — Mountain Island Lake Library
20 — Hickory Grove Elementary School
21 — Allegra Westbrooks/Beatties Ford Library
22 — West Charlotte High School
23 — Hornet’s Nest Park
24 — Carmel Commons Shopping Center
25 — Independence High School
26 — UNCC Belk Gymnasium
27 — Old Pier One University Area
28 — Mallard Creek High School
29 — Providence High School
30 — Southwest Middle School
31 — Olympic High School
32 — Community House Middle School
33 — Ardrey Kell High School

Early voting sites are open every day between now and Oct. 31.