As Reform Jews, we believe democracy is strongest when everyone participates – and it suffers when citizens are shut out from the democratic process or choose not to engage. Thanks to everyone who participated in our civic engagements efforts for the 2020 election.
See below for resources for future election periods.
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Prayers and Meditations for Election Day
Register to Vote
Check to see if you are registered to vote and if you are not, register online today. See the links below for the Board of Elections for Mecklenburg, Union and Cabarrus counties. Helpful tip: You don’t need to be 18 to register. You just need to be 18 by November 3 to vote.
Confirm Your Voter Registration
Have you moved recently, or are you voting again for the first time? You can check your registration and even register to vote here. (It is a good idea to do this even if you think you are already registered to vote).
Make a Plan to Vote
Information about serving as a poll worker
The Mecklenburg Board of Elections is always looking for poll workers, and these are paid positions. For information, visit https://www.mecknc.gov/BOE/PollOfficials/Pages/default.aspx. If you want to serve outside of Mecklenburg County, go to https://www.powerthepolls.org/.
Useful notes on voting:
- You can track your absentee ballot’s status by registering for North Carolina BallotTrax
- To submit your ballot, you can physically deliver your ballot to your county’s Board of Elections office or mail in the ballot. Click here for USPS Election Mail information.
- Read the NPR Blog on submitting mail in ballots.
- Remember it is a felony to vote more than once. Read about it.
- On Election Day, you may deliver your mail in ballot to your county Board of Elections office or get it postmarked at the post office by 5 PM. Don’t take your mail in ballot to your Election Day polling location.
If you encounter any issues voting:
- Election Protection Hotline 888-OUR-VOTE (888-687-8683) or contact your state or county Board of Elections
- 10 Facts About Election Security in North Carolina
- 2020 North Carolina Voter Bill of Rights
- NC Voters: Know Your Rights
Be an Informed Voter! Resources to learn about candidates and what’s on the ballot:
Resources will be updated pending future elections.
- Cabarrus County Board of Elections – https://cabarruscounty.us/departments/elections-board
- Carolina Jews for Justice – https://www.carolinajewsforjustice.org/
- Center for Common Ground – http://centerforcommonground.org/
- League of Women Voters – https://www.lwv.org/
- League of Women Voters Vote 411 – https://www.vote411.org/
- Mecklenburg County Board of Elections – https://www.mecknc.gov/BOE/
- North Carolina DMV Voter Registration Application (Yes, you can register to vote here too if you already have a state ID) — https://www.ncdot.gov/dmv/offices-services/online/Pages/voter-registration-application.aspx
- North Carolina State Board of Elections https://www.ncsbe.gov/index.html
- Religious Action Committee of Reform Judaism – https://rac.org/
- South Carolina State Board of Elections https://www.scvotes.gov/
- Union County Board of Elections – https://www.unioncountync.gov/government/boards-and-committees/board-elections
- You Can Vote – https://www.youcanvote.org/