Voting & Early Voting

Voting & Early Voting


The State Board of Elections has approved a change in precincts so that all on-campus student housing at UNC-CH will vote at one location. See more at the Orange County’s website and the Daily Tar Heel. The Stone Center will be the voting location for the March 3 primary. The Chapel of the Cross will be the early voting location closest to campus. Here’s more information about the early voting schedule.

Additional Early Voting and Election Day Information for the Spring 2020 Election Cycle is available here: (see pdf below)

Reminder: Photo ID is NOT required to vote!


To:  All Faculty, Students and Staff

From: Melinda Bakken, Director of Campus Card Services/Personal ID, One Card Office

A memo was sent out Dec. 6, 2019 to all faculty, students and staff about upcoming elections and voter ID requirements. At the time, the UNC One Card had just been approved as a form of voter identification beginning in 2020 for the upcoming North Carolina elections, as voter ID was at that time required by the State. Furthermore, the memo stipulated that certain One Cards should be replaced before use as voter ID.   

Since this memo was released, The North Carolina State Board of Elections notified UNC that voters will not be required to show a photo ID for the 2020 primary election. In a December 31 order, a federal district court blocked the requirement from taking effect. The injunction will remain in place until further order of the court, but for now voter identification is not needed for the March 3 primaries.

Therefore, please disregard the former memo.  We will provide additional updates on future voter requirements and use of the One Card for voter IDs as information becomes available.

For more information on voter requirements, visit the State Board of Elections website:

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