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Mailing Address:

Mecklenburg County Board of Elections
PO Box 31788
Charlotte, NC 28231

Office Location:


741 Kenilworth Ave.
Suite 202
Charlotte, NC 28204

MAP

Hours: Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Contact

Kristin Mavromatis
704-336-2133

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2021 ELECTION DATES & DEADLINES

Click here for the election schedule in a printable format.

 

2021 ELECTION DATES & DEADLINES

Below is the current schedule.  Based on the delay in the census, the General Assembly may make changes.  

DATETIMEEVENTELECTION EVENT TYPETOPIC TYPEREFERENCERULEADDITIONAL NOTES
01/01/21 STATE HOLIDAY - NEW YEARS DAYHOLIDAYHOLIDAY   
01/07/21 Update NVRA Survey ReportAdministrationNVRA163-82.20By the 7th of each month 
01/15/21 Standard List Maintenance of Removing Ineligible Voters (i.e. deaths, felony conviction, etc.)AdministrationLIST MAINTENANCE163-82.1415th of each month 
01/18/21 STATE HOLIDAY - MARTIN LUTHER KING JR DAYHOLIDAYHOLIDAY   
02/07/21 Update NVRA Survey ReportAdministrationNVRA163-82.20By the 7th of each month 
02/08/21 Send NCOA MailingsAdministrationLIST MAINTENANCE163-82.14Normally occurs January 1 and July 1 of each calendar year. (SBOE will notify counties if there are changes made to these dates.) 
02/15/21 Standard List Maintenance of Removing Ineligible Voters (i.e. deaths, felony conviction, etc.)AdministrationLIST MAINTENANCE163-82.1415th of each month 
02/15/21 FEDERAL USPS HOLIDAY - PRESIDENT'S DAYHOLIDAYHOLIDAY NCSBE open 
03/07/21 Update NVRA Survey ReportAdministrationNVRA163-82.20By the 7th of each month 
03/15/21 Standard List Maintenance of Removing Ineligible Voters (i.e. deaths, felony conviction, etc.)AdministrationLIST MAINTENANCE163-82.1415th of each month 
04/02/21 STATE HOLIDAY - GOOD FRIDAYHOLIDAYHOLIDAY   
04/07/21 Update NVRA Survey ReportAdministrationNVRA163-82.20By the 7th of each month 
04/15/21 Complete Biennial List Maintenance (No-Contact Mailings)AdministrationLIST MAINTENANCE163-82.14By April 15th of every odd-numbered year, unless the State Board approves a different date for the county 
04/15/21 Standard List Maintenance of Removing Ineligible Voters (i.e. deaths, felony conviction, etc.)AdministrationLIST MAINTENANCE163-82.1415th of each month (except within 90 days of a federal election) 
05/07/21 Update NVRA Survey ReportAdministrationNVRA163-82.20By the 7th of each month 
05/15/21 Standard List Maintenance of Removing Ineligible Voters (i.e. deaths, felony conviction, etc.)AdministrationLIST MAINTENANCE163-82.1415th of each month 
05/31/21 STATE HOLIDAY - MEMORIAL DAYHOLIDAYHOLIDAY   
06/06/21 Publish UOCAVA Election NoticeSeptember Municipal ElectionABSENTEE163-258.16Not later than 100 days before election 
06/07/21 Update NVRA Survey ReportAdministrationNVRA163-82.20By the 7th of each month 
06/15/21 Standard List Maintenance of Removing Ineligible Voters (i.e. deaths, felony conviction, etc.)AdministrationLIST MAINTENANCE163-82.1415th of each month 
06/27/21 Publish UOCAVA Election NoticeOctober Municipal ElectionABSENTEE163-258.16Not later than 100 days before election 
06/29/21 Appointment of County Boards of ElectionAdministrationADMINISTRATION163-30Members of county boards of elections shall be appointed by the State Board of Elections on the last Tuesday in June and every two years thereafter  
07/01/21 Be prepared for NCOA mailings to begin soon, wait for more info from SBEAdministrationLIST MAINTENANCE163-82.14January 1 and July 1 of each calendar year. (SBOE will notify counties if there are changes made to these dates.) 
07/02/2112 noonCandidate Filing Begins (partisan and nonpartisan municipalities that do not run/elect by district)2021 Municipal ElectionsVOTING SYSTEMS163-291(2)12 noon on the first Friday in July preceding the electionSee also 163-294.2(c)
07/05/21 STATE HOLIDAY - 4TH OF JULYHOLIDAYHOLIDAY   
07/07/21 Update NVRA Survey ReportAdministrationNVRA163-82.20By the 7th of each month 
07/13/215:00 PMDeadline to withdraw notice of candidacy (partisan and nonpartisan municipalities that do not run/elect by district)2021 Municipal ElectionsVOTING SYSTEMS163-294.(d)May withdraw notice of candidacy at any time prior to the close of business on the third business day prior to the filing deadline 
07/15/21 Standard List Maintenance of Removing Ineligible Voters (i.e. deaths, felony conviction, etc.)AdministrationLIST MAINTENANCE163-82.1415th of each month 
07/16/2112 noonCandidate Filing Ends (partisan and nonpartisan municipalities that do not run/elect by district)2021 Municipal ElectionsVOTING SYSTEMS163-291(2)12 noon on the first Friday in July preceding the electionSee also 163-294.2(c)
07/20/2112 noonCounty board meeting:  New members take oath of officeAdministrationADMINISTRATION163-30New members are required to take the oath of office at this county board meetingSee also 163-31
07/25/21 Publish UOCAVA Election NoticeNovember Municipal ElectionABSENTEE163-258.16Not later than 100 days before election 
07/26/2112 noonCandidate Filing Begins (partisan and nonpartisan municipalities that elect or run by district)2021 Municipal ElectionsVOTING SYSTEMS163-291(2)aIn the year following decennial census, fourth Monday in July See also 163-294.2(c)(1) 
07/30/21 Deadline to file a challenge to a candidate (partisan and nonpartisan municipalities that do not run/elect by district)2021 Municipal ElectionsVOTING SYSTEMS163-127.2No later than 10 business days after the close of the filing period for notice of candidacy or petition 
08/07/21 Update NVRA Survey ReportAdministrationNVRA163-82.20By the 7th of each month 
08/10/215:00 PMDeadline to withdraw notice of candidacy (partisan and nonpartisan municipalities that  elect by district)2021 Municipal ElectionsVOTING SYSTEMS163-294.2(d)May withdraw his notice of candidacy at any time prior to the close of business on the third business day prior to the filing deadline 
08/13/2112 noonCandidate Filing Ends (partisan and nonpartisan muni that elect or run by district)All municipal ElectionsVOTING SYSTEMS163-291(2)aIn the year following decennial census, second Friday in AugustSee also 163-294.2(c)(1) 
08/15/21 Standard List Maintenance of Removing Ineligible Voters (i.e. deaths, felony conviction, etc.)AdministrationLIST MAINTENANCE163-82.1415th of each month 
08/17/21 Appoint Chief Judge and JudgesAdministrationADMINISTRATION163-41Tuesday following the third Monday in August 
08/27/21 Deadline to file a challenge to a candidate (partisan and nonpartisan municipalities that elect by district)2021 Municipal ElectionsVOTING SYSTEMS163-127.2No later than 10 business days after the close of the filing period for notice of candidacy or petition 
08/28/21 One-stop implementation plans due to the State Board - TentativeNovember Municipal ElectionABSENTEE ONESTOPBest PracticeFive (5) weeks before start of absentee voting 
09/06/21 STATE HOLIDAY - LABOR DAYHOLIDAYHOLIDAY   
09/07/21 Update NVRA Survey ReportAdministrationNVRA163-82.21By the 7th of each month 
09/15/21 Standard List Maintenance of Removing Ineligible Voters (i.e. deaths, felony conviction, etc.)AdministrationLIST MAINTENANCE163-82.1515th of each month 
09/17/21 Mail Preelection NoticesNovember Municipal ElectionADMINISTRATIONBest PracticeMonday after the 45th day prior to election day 
09/17/21 Deadline to start publishing Election NoticeNovember Municipal ElectionLEGAL NOTICE163-33(8)Publish weekly during the 20 day period before the voter registration deadline. (Start 21 days before deadline) 
09/18/21 Provide notice of adoption of resolution establishing, altering, discontinuing, or creating a precinct or voting place.November Municipal ElectionPRECINCTS163-12845 days prior to the date of the election 
09/28/215:00 PMAbsentee Board Meeting 1November Municipal ElectionABSENTEE163-230.1(f) as amended by SL 2020-17Each Tuesday at 5:00 p.m., commencing on the fifth Tuesday before an election. Absentee Board Meeting 1 is 5 weeks before election day.This date is before ballots have been mailed. Meeting can be cancelled as there are no ballots to consider.
09/30/21 Mock ElectionNovember Municipal ElectionVOTING SYSTEMSBest Practice14 days before absentee one-stop begins in a statewide primary or general election 
10/02/21 CBE gives public notice of buffer zone informationNovember Municipal ElectionPRECINCTS163-166.4(c) No later than 30 days before each election 
10/02/21 Last day to mail notice of polling place changes.November Municipal ElectionPRECINCTS163-128No later than 30 days prior to the primary or election 
10/02/21 Notification to Voters of Precinct/Voting Place ChangeNovember Municipal ElectionPRECINCTS163-128(a)30 days prior to the primary or election 
10/02/21 Notification to Voters of Precinct/Voting Place ChangeNovember Municipal ElectionPRECINCTS163-128(a)30 days prior to the primary or election 
10/03/21 UOCAVA - Ballot Distribution DeadlineNovember Municipal ElectionABSENTEE163-258.9In the case of municipal elections, absentee ballots shall be made available no later than 30 days before an election. 
10/03/21 Absentee Voting - Date By Which Absentee Ballots Must be Available in Municipal Election November Municipal ElectionABSENTEE163-227.10 In the case of municipal elections, absentee ballots shall be made available no later than 30 days before an election. 
10/03/21 Last day to mail notice of polling place changesNovember Municipal ElectionPRECINCTS163-128No later than 30 days prior to the primary or election 
10/05/215:00 PMAbsentee Board Meeting 2November Municipal ElectionABSENTEE163-230.1(f) as amended by SL 2020-17Each Tuesday at 5:00 p.m., commencing on the fifth Tuesday before an election. Absentee Board Meeting 2 is 4 weeks before election day. 
10/07/21 Update NVRA Survey ReportAdministrationNVRA163-82.22By the 7th of each month 
10/07/21 Complete Logic & Accuracy TestingNovember Municipal ElectionVOTING SYSTEMSBest Practice7 days before the start of one-stop voting 
10/08/21 Voter Challenge Deadline - last day to challenge before Election DayNovember Municipal ElectionCHALLENGES163-85No later than 25 days before an election. 
10/08/215:00 PMVoter Registration DeadlineNovember Municipal ElectionVOTER REGISTRATION163-82.6(c) 25 days before the primary or election day 
10/09/2110:00 AMOne-stop Observer List DueNovember Municipal ElectionOBSERVERS163-45(b)By 10:00 a.m. on the 5th day prior to start of one-stop voting 
10/10/21 Send Late Registration Notices until Election DayNovember Municipal ElectionVOTER REGISTRATIONBest PracticeStarting day after voter registration deadline 
10/11/21 FEDERAL USPS HOLIDAY - COLUMBUS DAY HOLIDAYHOLIDAY NCSBE open 
10/12/215:00 PMAbsentee Board Meeting 3November Municipal ElectionABSENTEE163-230.1(f) as amended by SL 2020-17Each Tuesday at 5:00 p.m., commencing on the fifth Tuesday before an election. Absentee Board Meeting 3 is 3 weeks before election day. 
10/14/2110:00 AMVoter Registration Deadline - Exception for missing or unclear postmarked forms or forms submitted electronically by deadlineNovember Municipal ElectionVOTER REGISTRATION163-82.6(d) (1) ; 163-82.6 (e) No later than 20 days before the election 
10/14/21 Begin One-stop Absentee VotingNovember Municipal ElectionABSENTEE ONESTOP163-227.2(b)Not earlier than the third Thursday before an election, in which absentee ballots are authorized, and not later than 3:00 P.M. on the last Saturday before that election. 
10/15/21 Standard List Maintenance of Removing Ineligible Voters (i.e. deaths, felony conviction, etc.)AdministrationLIST MAINTENANCE163-82.1615th of each month 
10/15/2111:00 AMCounty CanvassOctober Municipal ElectionCANVASS163-182.5(b)Ten (10) days after each election 
10/19/215:00 PMAbsentee Board Meeting 4November Municipal ElectionABSENTEE163-230.1(f) as amended by SL 2020-17Each Tuesday at 5:00 p.m., commencing on the fifth Tuesday before an election. Absentee Board Meeting 4 is 2 weeks before election day. 
10/19/21 Deadline to adopt resolution to begin earlier counting  of absentee ballots on election dayNovember Municipal ElectionABSENTEE163-234Upon the adoption of a resolution at least two weeks prior to the election. Resolution also may provide for an additional meeting following the day of the election and prior to the day of canvass to count absentee ballots. 
10/26/215:00 PMAbsentee Board Meeting 5November Municipal ElectionABSENTEE163-230.1(f) as amended by SL 2020-17Each Tuesday at 5:00 p.m., commencing on the fifth Tuesday before an election. Absentee Board Meeting 5 is 1 week before election day. 
10/26/215:00 PMLast day to request an absentee ballot by mail - CIVNovember Municipal ElectionABSENTEE163-230.1(a)No later than 5:00 p.m. on the Tuesday before the election 
10/26/215:01 PMLate absentee requests allowed due to sickness or physical disability.November Municipal ElectionABSENTEE163-230.1(b)After 5:00 p.m. on the Tuesday before the election but not later than 5:00 p.m. on the day before the election. 
10/30/213:00 PMAbsentee One-stop Voting EndsNovember Municipal ElectionABSENTEE ONESTOP163-227.2(b)Not earlier than the third Thursday before an election, in which absentee ballots are authorized, and not later than 3:00 P.M. on the last Saturday before that election. 
11/01/215:00 PMUOCAVA Absentee Ballot Request DeadlineNovember Municipal ElectionABSENTEE163-258.7No later than 5:00 p.m. on the day before Election Day. 
11/01/215:00 PMUOCAVA Voter Registration DeadlineNovember Municipal ElectionVOTER REGISTRATION163-258.6No later than 5:00 p.m. on the day before Election Day. 
11/01/215:00 PMAbsentee board meeting pre-election dayNovember Municipal ElectionABSENTEEGS 163-232After 5:00 p.m. on the Monday before Election Day 
11/01/21 Receive voter registration totals and add them to vote tabulation softwareNovember Municipal ElectionVOTING SYSTEMSBest PracticeOne day before election day 
11/02/21 Election DayNovember Municipal ElectionELECTION DAY163-279Held on Tuesday after the first Monday in
November from 6:30 AM until 7:30 PM
 
11/02/2110:00 AMDistribute Certified Executed Absentee ListNovember Municipal ElectionABSENTEE163-232(b)No later than 10:00 a.m. on election day 
11/02/21 Election Day Tracking (10 am, 2 pm, 4 pm)November Municipal ElectionADMINISTRATION08 NCAC 10B .0103(h)Election Day at 10 am, 2 pm and 4 pm 
11/02/21 Absentee Ballot Challenge - Time for filing a challenge to an absentee ballot.November Municipal ElectionCHALLENGES163-89No earlier than 12:00 noon and ending no later than 5:00 p.m. on election day, or by the chief judge at the time of closing of the polls. 
11/02/215:00 PMBegin Counting Absentee Ballots (Cannot announce before 7:30 p.m.)November Municipal ElectionABSENTEE163-2345:00 p.m. on election day unless an earlier time was set by resolution 
11/02/215:00 PMCivilian Absentee Return DeadlineNovember Municipal ElectionABSENTEE163-231(b)(1)No later than 5:00 p.m. on day of the primary or election  
11/02/217:30 PMUOCAVA Absentee Ballot Return Deadline - ElectronicNovember Municipal ElectionABSENTEE163-258.10Close of polls on Election Day or the covered voter shall submit the ballot for mailing, electronic transmission, or other authorized means of delivery not later than 12:01 A.M., at the place where the voter completes the ballot, on the date of the election 
11/02/21 Distribute Election Day Absentee Abstract to SBOENovember Municipal ElectionABSENTEE163-234(7)Election Day 
11/02/218:30 PMElection Night Finalize ActivitiesNovember Municipal ElectionVOTING SYSTEMSBest PracticeElection Night 
11/03/21 Sample Audit Count - Precincts SelectionNovember Municipal ElectionCANVASS163-182.1(b)(1)Within 24 hours of polls closing on Election Day 
11/05/215:00 PMCivilian Absentee Return Deadline - Mail ExceptionNovember Municipal ElectionABSENTEE163-231(b)(2)If postmarked on or before election day and received not later than three days after the election 
11/07/21 Update NVRA Survey ReportAdministrationNVRA163-82.23By the 7th of each month 
11/10/215:00 PMUOCAVA Absentee Ballot Return Deadline - MailedNovember Municipal ElectionABSENTEE163-258.12By end of business on the business day before the county canvass.11/11/21 is Veteran's day (Thursday) so due date will be 5pm Wed 
11/10/215:00 PMDeadline for provisional voters subject to HAVA ID to provide ID to county board.November Municipal ElectionCANVASS163-82.4(f)By 5:00 p.m. on the day before the county canvass. 
11/11/21 STATE HOLIDAY - VETERANS DAY (OBSERVED)HOLIDAYHOLIDAY   
11/12/2110:00 AMDistribute Supplemental Certified Executed Absentee List & Supplemental Absentee Abstract to SBOENovember Municipal ElectionABSENTEE163-232.1No later than 10:00 a.m. of the next business day following the deadline for receipt of late absentee ballots - the day of the county canvass. 
11/12/2111:00 AMCounty CanvassNovember Municipal ElectionCANVASS163-182.5(b)Ten (10) days after each election 
11/12/2110:59 AMDeadline for election protest concerning votes counted or tabulation of results.November Municipal ElectionCANVASS163-182.9(b)(4)aBefore 11:00 AM county canvass 
11/12/21 Mail Abstracts to State Board of ElectionsNovember Municipal ElectionCANVASS163-182.6Ten (10) days after each electionUpload abstracts immediately after canvass to designated county folder on the FTP site
11/15/21 Standard List Maintenance of Removing Ineligible Voters (i.e. deaths, felony conviction, etc.)AdministrationLIST MAINTENANCE163-82.1715th of each month 
11/15/215:00 PMDeadline for candidates in CBE jurisdictional contests to request recountNovember Municipal ElectionCANVASS163-182.7(b)5:00 p.m. on the first business day after the canvass 
11/16/215:00 PMDeadline to file election protest concerning any other irregularities concerning votes or tabulation of votesNovember Municipal ElectionCANVASS163-182.9(b)(4)c5:00 p.m. on the second business day after the canvass 
11/16/215:00 PMDeadline to file election protest concerning manner in which votes were counted or tabulated November Municipal ElectionCANVASS163-182.9(b)(4)b5:00 p.m. on the second business day after the canvass 
11/18/21 CBE issues certificates of nomination or election if no protest is pendingNovember Municipal ElectionCANVASS163-182.15The certificates shall be issued by the county board six days after the completion of the SBE canvass. Certificates need to be sent out after the State canvass not the county canvass; do not refer to 163-301. 
11/19/21 Finalize Voter HistoryNovember Municipal ElectionPOST-ELECTIONBest PracticeFinalize by canvass 
11/23/21 State CanvassNovember Municipal ElectionCANVASS163-182.5The State Board of Elections shall meet at 11:00 A.M. on the Tuesday three weeks after election day  
11/25/21 STATE HOLIDAY - THANKSGIVINGHOLIDAYHOLIDAY   
11/26/21 STATE HOLIDAY - THANKSGIVINGHOLIDAYHOLIDAY   
12/02/21 Report results by precinctNovember Municipal ElectionVOTING SYSTEMS163-132.5GNo later than 30 days after Election Day 
12/06/2112 noonCandidate Filing BeginsStatewide General ElectionVOTING SYSTEMS163-106.212:00 noon on the first Monday in December  
12/07/21 Update NVRA Survey ReportAdministrationNVRA163-82.24By the 7th of each month 
12/15/21 Standard List Maintenance of Removing Ineligible Voters (i.e. deaths, felony conviction, etc.)AdministrationLIST MAINTENANCE163-82.1815th of each month 
12/17/2112 noonCandidate Filing EndsStatewide General ElectionVOTING SYSTEMS163-106.2No later than 12:00 noon on the third Friday in December preceding the primary 
12/23/21 STATE HOLIDAY - CHRISTMASHOLIDAYHOLIDAY   
12/24/21 STATE HOLIDAY - CHRISTMASHOLIDAYHOLIDAY   
12/27/21 STATE HOLIDAY - CHRISTMASHOLIDAYHOLIDAY   
01/17/22 Absentee Voting - Date By Which Absentee Ballots Must be Available2022 Primary ElectionABSENTEE163-227.10A board of elections shall provide absentee ballots of the kinds needed 50 days prior to the primary election 
02/06/22 Residency Deadline2022 Primary ElectionVOTER REGISTRATION163-55An eligible voter must have residency in NC 30 days prior to election day 
02/11/225:00 PMVoter Registration Deadline2022 Primary ElectionVOTER REGISTRATION163-82.6(d)(1)25 days before the primary or election day 
02/17/22 Absentee One Stop Voting Begins2022 Primary ElectionABSENTEE ONESTOP163-227.2(b)Not earlier than the third Thursday before an election, in which absentee ballots are authorized, and not later than 3:00 P.M. on the last Saturday before that election.163-227.2 was amended by S.L. 2019-239
03/01/225:00 PMLast day to request an absentee ballot by mail - CIV2022 Primary Election ABSENTEE163-230.1(a)No later than 5:00 p.m. on the Tuesday before the election
03/05/223:00 PMAbsentee One Stop Voting Ends2022 Primary ElectionABSENTEE ONESTOP163-227.2(b)Not earlier than the third Thursday before an election, in which absentee ballots are authorized, and not later than 3:00 P.M. on the last Saturday before that election.
03/08/22 Primary Election2022 Primary ElectionELECTION DAY163-1On Tuesday next after the first Monday in March...there shall be held in all election precincts... a primary election… 
03/11/225:00 PMCivilian Absentee Return Deadline - Mail Exception2022 Primary ElectionABSENTEE163-231(b)(2)If postmarked on or before election day and received not later than three days after the election 
03/18/2211:00 AMCounty Canvass2022 Primary ElectionCANVASS163-182.5Ten (10) days after each election 
04/26/22 Second Primary Election2022 Primary ElectionELECTION DAY163-111If no federal office involved, 7 weeks after first primary. (This date reflects the 7-week no federal window).  
05/17/22 Second Primary Election2022 Primary ElectionELECTION DAY163-111If federal offices involved, 10 weeks after first primary. (This date reflects the 10-week federal office window). 
11/08/22 ElectionStatewide General ElectionELECTION DAY163-1  
03/05/24 Primary Election2024 Primary ElectionELECTION DAY163-1On Tuesday next after the first Monday in March...there shall be held in all election precincts... a primary election… 
04/23/24 Second Primary Election2024 Primary ElectionELECTION DAY163-111If no federal office involved, 7 weeks after first primary. (This date reflects the 7-week no federal window).  
05/14/24 Second Primary Election2024 Primary ElectionELECTION DAY163-111If federal offices involved, 10 weeks after first primary. (This date reflects the 10-week federal office window). 
11/05/24 ElectionStatewide General ElectionELECTION DAY163-1  






Address

Mailing Address:

Mecklenburg County Board of Elections
PO Box 31788
Charlotte, NC 28231

Office Location:


741 Kenilworth Ave.
Suite 202
Charlotte, NC 28204

MAP

Hours: Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Contact

Kristin Mavromatis
704-336-2133

Key Initiatives

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