Voting & Early Voting

Voting & Early Voting


2018  Election 

November 6th Election Information 
Sample Ballots:
G001 - NC House of Representatives District 56 and Town of Chapel Hill Bond Referendum
G002 - NC House of Representatives District 50
G003 - NC House of Representatives District 56
G004 - NC House of Representatives District 50 and Town of Chapel Hill Bond Referendum

Judicial Voter Guide 2018 - includes detailed information about appellate court candidates and six proposed constitutional amendments on ballots 
November 6th Election Calendar
November 6th Early Voting Schedule
November 6th Candidate List  

Important Dates:

September 7, Friday– Absentee Ballots by Mail should be available (60 Days before the General Election). Absentee Ballot Requests must be submitted using the required Absentee Ballot Request Form, and may be submitted anytime through October 30th, 5:00 p.m. Absentee Ballot Request Form.  

October 12, Friday, 5:00 p.m. – Registration Books Close. 

October 17, Wednesday, 7:00 a.m. - Early Voting Begins. Same Day Registration is allowed during the Early Voting period. All Same Day Registrants must bring a valid form of id showing their correct name and current address. It does not have to be a photo id. Early Voting Schedule will be posted at a later date. 

October 30, Tuesday, 5:00 p.m. - Last day to request Absentee Ballots by Mail. If there is a medical emergency or an on-going medical issue, contact our office for requirements to request an absentee ballot after the deadline. 

November 3, Saturday, 3:00 p.m. – Early Voting ends. 

November 6, Tuesday, 5:00 p.m. – Absentee Ballot return deadline. 

November 6, Tuesday – ELECTION DAY – Polls will be open 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. on Election Day.

Please check the Orange County Board of Elections website, or your home county’s Board of Elections website, for additional information about early voting locations and hours. During early voting, you may vote at any early voting location in your county of residence. You may also request a mail-in absentee ballot here.  

As a reminder to faculty and staff, UNC employees are prohibited by law, (N.C. General Statute 126-13) and UNC Board of Governors' policy, from using the authority of their positions, or from using state funds, supplies or vehicles, to secure support for, or to oppose any candidate, party or issue in an election.

The University takes seriously the right of each person on campus to express personal opinions on matters of public concern. We also take seriously our obligation to comply with federal and state laws and UNC policies and to serve as responsible stewards of the public resources entrusted to us.

If you have questions about permissible political activity for employees, you can find additional guidance here.

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