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Why I Vote

Why I vote: Ron Ancrum

Decades after the Civil Rights Movement, efforts to suppress the vote in some communities have not ended, he says.

Why I vote: Mattie Marshall

"I'm from the generation that takes pride in the fact that we struggled so hard for this right to vote," says this westside community leader.

Election 2020

Joe Biden continues to lead Donald Trump in latest poll of likely voters in N.C.

Biden's 3-point lead over the president was little changed from early October, when the former vice president had a 4-point lead over Trump.
By Glenn Burkins | October 21, 2020

Pizza to the Polls will deliver free food to Charlotte voters waiting in long lines

Charlotte is one of 25 cities where the organization will offer food to voters waiting in long lines.
By Jonathan Limehouse | October 19, 2020

Mecklenburg County voters turn out by the thousands for the first day of early voting

Wait times varied at the 33 locations, but more than 30,000 residents cast ballots at the start of North Carolina's early voting period, which runs through Oct. 31.
By Katrina Louis | October 16, 2020

Tips for in-person early voters in Mecklenburg County

Things to know before you cast your ballot at early voting sites.
By QCity Metro Staff | October 15, 2020

Inside the work to educate thousands of formerly incarcerated NC residents about their voting rights

Groups are reaching out to prospective Mecklenburg County voters, including people whose voting rights have been restored following a recent court ruling.
By Kerry Singe | October 9, 2020

Civic groups lead caravan to cast mail-in ballots

Rally about the importance of voting ends with drive to local elections board office.
By Jonathan Limehouse | October 8, 2020

“I Voted” stickers gone, hand sanitizer after ballots cast and other changes voters will see when polling sites open

Mecklenburg County voters can expect these safeguards in place when in-person voting begins Oct. 15.
By Kerry Singe | October 7, 2020

ECU Poll: Biden has 4-point lead over Trump in North Carolina

In August, that same ECU poll of likely voters found Trump leading by 2 percentage points.
By Glenn Burkins | October 7, 2020

Local issues, national climate, bring cross-generation Black voters to polls

Economy, education, health care and environment are top concerns named by these Charlotte voters.
By Michael J. Solender | October 6, 2020

With Election Day less than a month away, here’s where we are

Key dates, absentee voting updates and a snapshot of races to watch.
By Kallan Louis | October 5, 2020

In NC, Black voters’ mail-in ballots more likely to be rejected

The disparity raises questions about the equity of ballot counting and whether voter disenfranchisement may be tainting elections.
By Sophie Chou, ProPublica, and Tyler Dukes, WRAL News | September 24, 2020
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