STEELE CREEK NEWS
Steele Creek Early Voting Site
Moves to York Ridge Shopping Center
10, 2016) The
Mecklenburg County Board of Elections has announced that the
Early Voting site for the Steele Creek area will be in a currently vacant
building at 11130 South Tryon Street in York Ridge Shopping Center.
This building originally was a Hollywood Video store and recently
was used by Good Shepherd United Methodist Church.
The new site should provide room for more voting machines than
the traditional site at the Steele Creek Library. However,
voters may be confused about where to vote.
Register to Vote by October 14 or During Early Voting
Friday, October 14 is the
deadline to register to vote if you plan to vote by Absentee Ballot
or on Election Day. You may register during One-Stop Early Voting
from Thursday, October 20 through Saturday, November 5. The North Carolina General Assembly
eliminated same day registration during Early Voting, but the
ruled this unconstitutional and reinstated same day registration. Be
aware, however, that there is still pending litigation regarding
Check to make sure you are registered with your current address
North Carolina Board of Elections web site.
To download a Voter Registration Form or for other information
about voter registration, visit the
Mecklenburg County Board of Elections web site.
Three Ways to Vote:
Absentee Voting is available now. Anyone who will be away from
home during the election, will be unable to visit a voting location,
or just would prefer to vote from home may vote by Absentee Ballot.
No excuse is needed to vote by absentee. Visit the
Mecklenburg County Board of Elections web site to
download a request form for an Absentee Ballot.
November 1 is the last day to request an absentee ballot from
your county board of elections. The voted ballot must be returned to
the county board of elections no later than 5:00 p.m. on the date of
the election. The envelope may be mailed or delivered in person to
the board of electionsí office by the voter or the voter's near
relative. An absentee ballot may also be delivered to an election
official at a one-stop voting site during any time that site is open
for voting. Ballots sent by mail must bear a postmark that is dated
on or before the date of the election and be received no later than
5:00 p.m. on the third day following the election. Since the third
day following the election is a holiday (Veterans Day on November
11) it appears that Absentee Ballots must be received by Monday,
November 14. See the
North Carolina Board of Elections web site for more information.
One-Stop Early Voting
Mecklenburg County voters may vote at any Early Voting location
in the county. Early Voting begins on Thursday, October 20 and
extends through Saturday, November 5 at 10 sites, including the
Steele Creek site at 11130 South Tryon Street. Early Voting is
available at 12 additional sites from Thursday, October 27 though
Saturday, November 5. You will not be required to show an ID to vote
unless you are also registering during Early Voting. Because of pending litigation, the schedule is
subject to change.
Hours at the Steele Creek site are
Weekdays - 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Saturdays, October 22 and 29 - 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Saturday, November 5 - 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Sundays, October 23 and 30 - 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Tuesday, November 8
If you vote on
Election Day, you must go to your precinct's voting location.
Election Day polls will be open from 6:30 AM until 7:30 PM. You will
not be required to show an ID.
you do not go to your assigned voting location, you will be able to
cast a Provisional Ballot. Out-of-Precinct Provisional Ballots were
eliminated by the General Assembly, but the Federal Courts
reinstated them. Note that the voting location for
Precinct 77 remains at the old Nations Ford Elementary School at
8300 Nations Ford Road even though this school has been closed and a
replacement school opened this school year.
To see your sample ballot,
confirm your precinct, and see a list of your districts, go to the Address
Search page and enter your address.
For more election information, visit the
Mecklenburg County Board of Elections or
of Elections web sites.
This web site will have additional information on district
representatives and elections as well as bond referenda soon.
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