Early voting locations open in Mecklenburg County on Thursday, Oct. 23. This year, the Facilities Services Building at Central Campus, 1325 East 7th Street, is an early voting site. Weekday and weekend hours are offered. Here is the early voting schedule.
Thurs., Oct. 23 and Fri., Oct. 24 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sat., Oct. 25 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Sun., Oct. 26 1 to 4 p.m.
Mon., Oct 27 to Fri., Oct. 31 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sat., Nov. 1 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Remember, this year’s Mecklenburg County ballot will include a sales tax referendum. The Mecklenburg Board of County Commissioners voted to put a proposal for a quarter-cent (1/4 of a penny) sales tax increase on the 2014 elections ballot. If voters approve the measure, it will generate approximately $35 million a year in additional revenue for Mecklenburg County.
County commissioners will direct 80 percent of the revenue generated by the sales tax increase to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, 7.5 percent to Central Piedmont Community College, 7.5 percent to the Arts & Science Council, and 5 percent to the county’s public libraries. This would bring approximately $2.7 million a year to CPCC in additional funding. The college will use the extra funds to enhance the salaries of faculty and staff members and add positions in areas of need, such as academic counselors.
This significant increase in county funding will strengthen CPCC’s ability to hire and retain the best faculty and staff members, helping the college serve its students and the community even better.