Post submitted by Hope Jackson, Southern Regional Field Organizer
The City of Charlotte is gearing up for the September 12 Municipal Primary Election in which Charlotteans will cast their ballot for mayor, city council districts 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 and four city council at large members.
On the heels of the Charlotte LGBTQ Community Candidate Forum and preceding Charlotte Pride, the Human Rights Campaign joined Equality NC and MeckPAC in announcing the endorsement of Mayor Jennifer Roberts for re-election in the Charlotte Primary. Equality NC and MeckPAC have also endorsed a slate of pro-equality Charlotte council candidates.
If you live in Charlotte, you can cast your ballot today! Here are some key dates and things to keep in mind:
- Only City of Charlotte residents are eligible to vote in the Primary Election. You can check your voter registration and view a sample ballot at https://vt.ncsbe.gov/RegLkup/ .
- If you are not registered, you can register to vote and cast a ballot at an early voting location in your county using same-day registration.
- One Stop Early Voting is Thursday, August 24 through Saturday, September 9.
- Some early voting precincts open as early as 8:00 a.m. and close as late as 7:00 p.m.
- Check the schedule for the early voting location closest to you by visiting: One Stop Early Voting Locations and Times
- September 4 - early voting locations are closed in observance of Labor Day.
- September 9 - 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. is the last day to early vote.
- September 12 is Election Day. Polls are open 6:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. If you’re in line by 7:30 p.m. and the poll closes, stay in line as you will be allowed to cast your ballot.
Charlotte is the second largest city in the U.S. without LGBTQ-inclusive non-discrimination protections. Mayor Roberts has been a staunch LGBTQ advocate in her support for non-discrimination protections and continuous fight against anti-LGBTQ legislation HB2 and HB142. We know that Charlotte needs a pro-equality mayor that will fight for all Charlotteans, without compromise. So that’s why we fully support Mayor Roberts bid for re-election and encourage you to do the same.
Featured above: Mayor Roberts accepting the endorsement for mayor from HRC, Equality NC and MeckPAC.
Featured below: HRC Regional Field Organizer, Hope Jackson and Equality NC Interim Director, Matt Hirschy join Mayor Jennifer Roberts (Center) for an early voting rally at Hal Marshall precinct in Charlotte.