Join Us for a New Voter Workshop

Is this your first time voting? Are you a new U.S. citizen or new to the Carolinas?

Join us for a New Voter Workshop.

Wednesday, October 5

2 – 3 p.m. or 6 – 7 p.m.

Zeiss Bldg, Room 1106 on Central Campus

Get answers to questions about how voting machines work and early voting; where to find objective information about the candidates; the differences between local, state, and federal positions;  how to “speak” the special vocabulary of government; what referendums are and when they’re used; and the difference between the popular vote and the electoral college. Additional questions welcome. Email Rosemary.Schmid@cpcc.edu.

Vote for Energy Savings

CPCC is an early voting location for the upcoming elections:voting

  • VOTE FOR ENERGY $AVING$
  • VOTE FOR GOING GREEN
  • VOTE FOR SUSTAINABILITY

CPCC FACILITIES SERVICES IS COMMITTED TO SAVING ENERGY AND SUSTAINABILITY!

If you have any questions, contact Pam Metcalf, director of Energy and Sustainability, at Pamela.metcalf@cpcc.edu or ext. 6079.

Vote and Vote Early at CPCC

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.
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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.
In addition to the CPCC’s Central Campus, there are 20 other early voting sites in Mecklenburg County. See the Board of Elections website – http://www.ncsbe.gov/webapps/os_sites/OSVotingSiteList.aspx?County=MECKLENBURG&Election=11/04/2014 – for locations and hours of operation.

Project Vote!

Please join Student Life and Service-Learning on Tuesday, Sept. 18 for Project Vote! This event encourages all of CPCC to become more educated about the political process, to learn the issues to be a more informed voter, and to Voteunderstand the right to vote on election day! Local community groups, political parties, non-profit organizations and other groups will be present to talk with students about their candidate, party or issue. Students can also register to vote at this event! There will also be a tent, DJ, and free pizza to those who participate! Project Vote will take place on the front lawn of Overcash on Tuesday, Sept. 18 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
For more information, please visit our website at www.cpcc.edu/student_life/project_vote.