Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 6:30:am
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 7:30:pm
A primary election will be held on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 in Union County to vote in the following contest:
Polls will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the day of the election, Tuesday, March 3, 2020. One-stop early voting will be held at the Union County Public Library (Griffin Room), 316 East Windsor St., Monroe, NC 28112; Hemby Bridge VFD, 6628 Mill Grove Rd., Indian Trail, NC 28079; Wesley Chapel VFD (Main), 315 Waxhaw Indian Trail Rd. South, Waxhaw, NC 28173; Mineral Springs VFD, 5804 Waxhaw Hwy., Mineral Springs, NC 28108; Stallings VFD, 4616 Old Monroe Rd., Indian Trail, NC 28079; WCHA-New Town Rd. VFD, 8821 New Town Rd., Waxhaw, NC 28174; and Wingate Community Center, 315 W. Elm St., Wingate, NC 28174. One-stop early voting will be held from Thursday, February 13 until Saturday, February 29. All one-stop early voting locations will be open weekdays 8:00 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. All sites are open from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 15, February 22 and February 29 and from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 23. All sites are closed Sunday, February 16. Canvass will be held in the Union County Board of Elections office at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 13.
Absentee voting by mail is available. Requests for an absentee ballot must be made on an absentee request form (available on the State Board of Elections website and at the county board of elections office), and must be received in the Union County Board of Elections office by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 25. Absentee voting requires the voter to complete an application on the return envelope that must be witnessed by two qualified persons or a notary public. Completed absentee ballots must be returned to the Union County Board of Elections by 5:00 p.m. on Election Day (ballots received by mail after this time will be timely if received within three business days and postmarked by Election Day). Voters may receive assistance voting a mail-in absentee ballot from a qualified person of their choice. If the voter lives in a facility such as a nursing home, and the voter’s near relative or legal guardian is not available, the voter or the facility can arrange to have the county board of elections schedule a visit by a Multipartisan Assistance Team to provide assistance and witnesses.
Voters voting in person are entitled to assistance by an election official, or, if assistance is needed due to disability or illiteracy, by a qualified person of their choice. Voting sites are accessible to all voters. Curbside voting is available for voters who are not able to enter voting sites.
All persons who are registered to vote with the Union County Board of Elections may vote in this election. Persons who are not already registered to vote in the county must register by Friday, February 7 to be eligible to vote in this election. Voters who are not registered in the county by that deadline may register and vote during one stop early voting only, and will be required to provide documentation of their residence. Voters who wish to change party affiliation or who have changed name or address must do so by the registration deadline. Voters who fail to timely make a change in name or address in the county must update the information when presenting to vote, and may be required to vote a provisional ballot.
Voters will not be required to show photo ID for the March 3, 2020 primary election. In a December 31, 2019 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.
Persons with questions about registration, polling places, early voting, absentee ballots, a Multipartisan Assistance Team visit to a facility, or other election matters may call the Union County Board of Elections Office at 704-283-3809.
Harry B. Crow, Jr., Chairman
Union County Board of Elections