Important Deadlines in N.C.

  • Oct. 9 at 5 p.m. is the deadline to register or update your registration online, by mail or by dropping off in person if you plan to submit a mail-in /“absentee” ballot, or vote in person on Nov. 3.
  • Oct. 15 – Oct. 31 are dates for One-Stop Early Voting, in person, with on-site registration if needed. During early voting, voters may cast a ballot at any early voting site in their county. This is different from Election Day when registered voters must vote at their assigned precinct. Confirm early voting sites and schedules in your county for this election with the One-Stop Early Voting Site Search. Note that mail-in/”absentee” ballots may be dropped off in person at any early voting site in your county during voting hours.
  • Tues., Oct. 20, two weeks prior to the Nov. 3 postmark deadline, is the recommended date to mail a ballot to ensure the ballot does not arrive late.
  • Nov. 3, at 5 p.m., is the deadline for mail-in (or “absentee”) ballots to be postmarked, and then they must be received by 5 p.m. on Nov. 6.
  • Nov. 3, at 5 p.m., is also the deadline to drop off a mail-in/“absentee” ballot in person at your county board of elections office

Tips for voting in N.C.

Planning to vote in a state other than North Carolina?

You can find information and follow links at or to:

Check your voter registration status, and take steps to register or update your registration.
Find information about options, requirements and deadlines for voting in the Nov. 3 election. provides additional information for new voters, non-partisan candidate information and more, regardless of your state.

UNC Gillings Pre- and Post-Election Events

Gillings International Student Support Pod – Post Election Space

Wednesday, November 4
Noon – 1 p.m. EST

Join via Zoom.
Facilitated by Naya Villarreal

MPH Core Students

Wednesday, November 4
Noon – 1 p.m. EST

“Coffee with the Core,” hosted by Core Faculty members
Join via Zoom.
Meeting ID: 956 2974 1341
Passcode: MPH2020

Thursdays (ongoing)
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. EST

“Coffee with the Core,” hosted by Core Faculty members
Join via Zoom.
Meeting ID: 956 2974 1341
Passcode: MPH2020

There will be flexibility in the student course schedules/assignments the week of November 2.

Wind Down Wednesdays

Join via Zoom:

Black Student Support Pod – Post Election Debrief

Join via Zoom:

Gillings Support Pods

UNC-Chapel Hill Post-Election Events

Election 2020: What’s next?
Wednesday, Nov. 4.
Noon – 1 p.m.

Please register and join us.

The event is designed to give Hussman students, faculty and staff a forum that helps makes sense of election day results and the process going forward. In such a heated political season and a challenging social atmosphere, the discussion provides an alternative to post-election political fervor.

Post-Election 2020: Carolina Law and Politics Experts Answer Your Questions (Various Dates)
Join faculty members from UNC School of Law and UNC’s Department of Political Science as they answer questions about election law, constitutional law, state and federal court systems, laws relating to demonstrations/protests and more.

Panels of faculty experts in law and politics will come together for six non-partisan discussions to address the most pressing legal and political issues that arise in the days and weeks following the election. Topics for each session will be determined by current events. No two sessions will be the same.

Registration is required for each session. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Wednesday, Nov. 4: 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 5: 7:00 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 9: 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 11: 8:00 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 16: 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 18: 8:00 pm

Panelists include Professors Mike Gerhardt, Andy Hessick, Carissa Hessick, Bill Marshall,Eric Muller, Kerrel Murray and Ted Shaw from Carolina Law, Professors Jason Robertsand Sarah Treul Roberts from UNC’s Department of Political Science, and former Assistant US Attorney Lawrence Cameron.

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