Your Vote Counts: Ways to Get Involved at Central Piedmont

In 2020, you have the opportunity to vote for the next president of the U.S., who will represent you for North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, the next NC governor, lieutenant governor, and other important NC leadership positions. Here’s how you can get involved this week with fellow students and registered voters!

  1. Show us your voting pride! Tag @cpccstudentlife and #NCStudentVote while you are at the polls, with your “I Voted” sticker, or mailing off your ballot to get a free mask.
  2. Hosted by Service-Learning, join us Wednesday, October 14 from 12:00 to 1:00pm for  ​ImpACT Series: The Right to Vote via Zoom. Understand the history of your right to vote and learn from the experiences of others.
  3. Prepare to watch the second presidential debate during our Presidential Debate Watch PartyOctober 15, 8:30pm-9:15pm via Zoom (Meeting ID: 942 6005 3696, Passcode: Debate) We will discuss likely talking points and things to look for in the debate. You can also join us October 16 at 12pm for a “Day-after Dialogue” to discuss the debate. Join us via Zoom. (Meeting ID: 942 6005 3696, Passcode: Debate)
  4. Need a witness to sign your absentee ballot for you? We are here! Come by the table outside Worrell on Central Campus, October 23rd, between 11:00am -1:00pm. We can be your witness, direct you to the closest USPS drop box, and get you some FREE SWAG.

Voters Are Not Required to Show Photo ID in Primary Election

Voting is one of the most important rights of U.S. citizens. Now is the time to let your voice be heard!

In a December 31 order, a federal district court blocked North Carolina’s voter photo ID requirement from taking effect. As a result, voters will not be required to show photo ID for the March 3, 2020, primary election. The injunction will remain in place until further order of the court.  For more information visit the State Board of Elections website:

Keep in mind, voters typically need to register to vote at least a month before election day. Be sure to:

  1. Familiarize yourself with upcoming election dates and NC voter eligibility requirements.
  2. Register to vote if you meet the eligibility requirements.

Voter registration drives are being held on campus Feb. 3 through Feb. 6. Visit a campus near you to get registered!