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Dedicated to the brave men and women who risked it all so that all might vote.

Why I Vote

Why I Vote: Harvey B. Gantt

"If I want to impact things like healthcare, and education and people who are going to make decisions for me, I need to participate," say the former Charlotte mayor.

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.

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: Dianne Wyche

"I vote because my ancestors could not vote," she says. "I vote to make a difference in my community.'

Election 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

Biden campaigns to Black business owners during Charlotte visit

Biden laid out a plan for Black entrepreneurs during a Black Economic Summit on Wednesday.
By Jonathan Limehouse | September 23, 2020

Democrats would extend help to half-a-million NC residents left out of Medicaid

The Democratic platform singles out the GOP governors who have resisted Medicaid expansion.
By Elvis Menayese | September 18, 2020

National Black Voter Day is here to galvanize Black voters about upcoming elections

The national initiative is an effort to boost Black voter turnout and coincides with the start of early voting.
By Jonathan Limehouse | September 18, 2020

Election 2020: Here’s what you need to know

Key dates, how to register, early voting locations and more.
By Janey Tate | September 18, 2020

In new NC ads, the Biden campaign reaches out to Black men

Shot in a Durham barbershop with local residents, the "Shop Talk" ads emphasize the importance of simply voting.
By Glenn Burkins | September 14, 2020
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