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Early voting at Chapel of the Cross

Students, faculty and staff who are registered to vote in Orange County can cast their early-voting ballots through Nov. 1. Voting stations at Chapel of the Cross, as well as Carrboro Town Hall and Seymour Senior Center, are open beginning Oct. 19.

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Early voting for the 2019 municipal election in Orange County runs Oct. 16 through Nov. 1. If you are not registered to vote, or need to update your registration, same-day registration is available during early voting. The deadline to register to vote on Election Day was Oct. 11.

You can only early vote in your county of residence.  If you are registered to vote in Orange County or are eligible to use same-day registration at an Orange County early voting site, the closest early voting location to campus is Chapel of the Cross, 304 E. Franklin St. (next to Morehead Planetarium).

To register to vote during the early voting period, be sure to bring proof of residency, showing your name and current address. If you live in a residence hall on campus, including in the Granville Towers complex, Orange County election officials have a roster, so you may show your One Card as proof of residency.

Chapel of the Cross, as well as Carrboro Town Hall and Seymour Senior Center, are open the following days and times:

  • Oct. 19, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Oct. 21 – Oct. 25, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Oct. 27, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Oct. 28 – Nov. 1, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • All sites will close at 5 p.m. on Oct. 31.

Please check the Orange County Board of Elections website or your home county’s Board of Elections website for more information about early voting locations and hours. During early voting, you may vote at any early voting location in your county of residence. If you are a registered voter, you may also request a mail-in absentee ballot. The deadline to request an absentee ballot is Oct. 29.

As a reminder to faculty and staff, Carolina employees are prohibited by law (N.C. General Statute 126-13) and UNC Board of Governors’ policy from using the authority of their positions or from using state funds, supplies or vehicles to secure support for or to oppose any candidate, party or issue in an election.

The University takes seriously the right of each person on campus to express personal opinions on matters of public concern. We also take seriously our obligation to comply with federal and state laws and UNC-Chapel Hill policies and to serve as responsible stewards of the public resources entrusted to us.

If you have questions about permissible political activity for employees, you can find additional guidance for EHRA employees and for SHRA employees on hr.unc.edu