Frequently Asked Questions about Voting in Union County

How do I register to vote?

Registration application forms are available at the following locations:

  • All libraries in Union County
  • All high schools
  • All post offices and town halls
  • The Board of Elections office at 316 B East Windsor St in Monroe
  • The application form is also available on CBE’s web site at
  • Mail to P O Box 1106, Monroe NC 28111

 When are the primaries in Union County held?

Primaries are normally held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in May of even numbered years and the second primary (run-off, if required) is seven or ten weeks later.

 How can I learn more about the candidates?

By contacting the individual party headquarters:

Democratic Party

Nancy Rorie, Chairman
224 Trinity Ch Rd
Monroe, NC  28112
Home Phone:  704-764-3785
Cell Phone:  704-219-8821

Libertarian Party

Tom Hohman
10400 Waxhaw Manor Dr.
Waxhaw, NC 28173

Republican Party

Roger Stanton, Chairman
P.O. Box 2172
Indian Trail, NC 28079

How can I vote if I will be out of Union County on Election Day?

I-You may request an absentee ballot by mail, e-mail or by fax. Simply complete an ABSENTEE Ballot Request form available on our website or from our office.

  • Mail request to P O Box 1106, Monroe, NC 28111
  • E-mail:
  • Fax:  704-282-1083

II-Or, you may vote during the “One-Stop Voting” prior to Election Day. Visit our website for scheduling.

Can I vote early? When? Where? Hours?

Any voter in the county may vote early at any “One-Stop Voting” location (see our web site for locations and hours). There is no One-Stop voting on the Monday before Election Day. All voters who have not voted by close of “Early Voting” on the Saturday before the election must go to their assigned precincts on Tuesday (Election Day) to vote.

How can I find where I should vote?

  • By checking your Voter ID Card
  • The Union County web site at and select (Check your voter registration status)
  • Calling the Board of Elections at 704-283-3809

How many registered voters are there in Union County?

Please check our web site at for statistics (updated monthly).

How many precincts are there in Union County?

There are 52 precincts in Union County.

I would like to work at the polls on Election Day and want to know how to apply?

  • Call the Chairman of your party and request to work
  • Go to our web site at there is an application for working
  • By calling the Board of Elections office at 704-283-3809

If I am 17 years old, when can I register to vote?

If you will be 18 years old on or before the General Election you may register and vote in the Primary Election. You will not be allowed to vote in the Primary for any “special referendums” that would be on the ballot.

Are we using paper ballots or electronic voting equipment in this year’s elections?

Paper ballots are used on Election Day. Electronic Voting Equipment is used for One-Stop Voting.


What is the date of the General/Presidential Election?

The General or Presidential Election is the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November of even numbered years. The Presidential Election is every four (4) years and the last Presidential Election was in 2012.

How do I change my address if I have moved?

A voter registration form is used to make an address change. 

When is the last day to register to vote?

Registrations and changes must be made twenty-five (25) days before each election. 

What is the location, hours, and telephone number of the Board of Elections?

Office location:
316 B East Windsor St
Monroe, NC 28112

Mailing address:
P O Box 1106
Monroe, NC 28111

Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Telephone number: 704-283-3809
Fax number: 704-282-1083
Email address:

How do I change my party affiliation?

A voter registration form is used to change your party affiliation. This change must be made twenty-five (25) days before the election. Please do not fax party changes, we must have voter’s original signature to process the application.

Do I need a voter card to vote?

No voter card is required to vote in North Carolina 

If I am registered “Unaffiliated”, can I vote in the Primary Election?

Yes, you may vote. In the Primary, “unaffiliated” voters may choose a party (Democratic, Libertarian or Republican). If there is a second primary (run-off), unaffiliated voters will vote the same party chosen in the Primary.

I was convicted of a felony and have served my sentence as required by law. Can I register to vote?

Yes, a felon whose rights have been restored may register and vote.

I have registered to vote, so will I receive a Voter Registration Card?

Yes, you will receive a voter Registration card in about two weeks after your registration is received at the Board of Elections’ office.

Where can I find a sample ballot?

You may view or print a copy of your sample ballot by going to our web site at and select “check your voter information”

What hours are the polls open on Election Day?

The polls are open from 6:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. on Election Day

Do I need to provide ID to vote?

  Please visit for information on NC voter ID laws.

Contact Information

Monday-Friday (8:00-5:00)

John Whitley, Director
316-B Windsor St. E
Monroe, NC 28112

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1106
Monroe, NC 28111

Phone: (704) 283-3809

Fax: (704) 282-1083


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Questions about:

Campaign Finance:
Kristin Jacumin 704-283-3710

Voter Registration:
Donna Meadows 704-283-3633

Absentee Voting:
Fred Hoerl 704-283-3864

ADA Questions:
Phillip Hinson 704-283-3709. 

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