The Charlotte Municipal General Election is tomorrow, Tuesday, November 7, and equality voters cannot leave this election to chance. Every single vote for pro-equality candidates count. More than 20,000 Charlotteans casted their ballots during early voting for mayor, city council districts, council at-large and school board. This election could come down to a small number of voters, and your vote for equality could make all the difference.

HRC, along with our friends at Equality NC, have endorsed Vi Lyles for Charlotte Mayor and Council At-Large candidates Dimple Ajmera, Braxton Winston, Julie Eiselt and James Mitchell. These are the candidates we need to move Charlotte forward as a welcoming and inclusive city. Equality NC has also endorsed a slate of pro-equality district council and school board candidates.

If you live in Charlotte, we urge you to be an equality voter and cast your ballot for these candidates. Here’s key information to keep in mind before you head to the polls:  

  • November 7 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.
  • Only City of Charlotte residents are eligible to vote in the Charlotte General Election. You can check your voter registration, precinct, and view a sample ballot at
  • On Election Day, you must vote at your assigned precinct.
  • North Carolina DOES NOT require voters to show identification documents at the polls. However, first-time voters may be required to show some form of ID (utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document).

Charlotte is the second largest city in the U.S. without LGBTQ-inclusive non-discrimination protections. We know Charlotte needs a pro-equality council and mayor that will stand up for ALL Charlotteans. We believe in these candidates’ committment to LGBTQ equality and urge you to cast your vote for Lyles for mayor and Ajmera, Winston, Eiselt and Mitchell for council at-large

If you live in or near Charlotte and would like to join HRC volunteers in getting out the vote, contact HRC Regional Field Organizer, Hope Jackson at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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