All Charlotte Mecklenburg Library locations have voter registration forms available year-round for customers to complete and mail to the Mecklenburg County Board of Elections (BOE).
Community groups may request space to set up voter registration tables in library locations. With approval from the Location Manager, this is permissible as space is available, using the following guidelines:
- The group must work with the BOE to get voter registration forms and may not use the forms that the Library already has in stock.
- The group is responsible for returning completed voter registration forms to the Board of Elections; library staff should not collect the voter registration forms for submission to the BOE.
- The group must ensure that there is no partisan bias during the registration process. The group members must not wear or display pins, nor post banners or signs supporting a political party or candidate, nor wear any clothing that references any candidate or any political party.
- The group and its members must not advocate for any party or candidate while conducting voter registration.
- Agency voter registration personnel should refrain from displaying campaign signs, party buttons or pins, etc. during office hours or while serving in their official capacity as an agency voter registration employee.
- The IRS does allow non-profits to conduct voter registration as long as the activities are non-partisan.
In addition, other activities intended to encourage people to participate in the electoral process, such as voter registration and get-out-the-vote drives, would not be prohibited political campaign activity if conducted in a non-partisan manner.