MONROE — Union County’s has received 85,929 ballots from both early voting and mail as of Wednesday (Oct. 28) morning, County Board of Elections Director Kristin Jacumin told The Enquirer-Journal on Wednesday morning. The 17-day Early voting period for the 2020 Elections in Union County will conclude on Saturday, Oct. 31, at 3:00 p.m.; Election Day across America is Tuesday, Nov. 3.

The deadline to request an Absentee ballot ended on Tuesday (Oct. 27). Anyone submitting an Absentee ballot must have it postmarked no later than Nov. 3, and it must be received by Nov. 12 at 5 p.m. The Absentee ballot can also be returned in person at the county Board of Elections office up until 5 p.m. on Nov. 3.

For anyone eligible to vote who isn’t registered, they can register and vote at the same stop during the Early voting period. Ballottrax (https://northcarolina.ballottrax.net/voter/) allows a mail-in voter to track the status of their ballot.

According to the North Carolina State Board of Elections, military members, as well as U.S. residents living outside the country, can request and access their ballot through a portal online at votebymail.ncsbe.gov/app/home.

The visually impaired voter who has requested an accessible ballot and has been informed that the ballot is available can also gain access through a portal through vote bymail.ncsbe.gov/app/home.

Union County has eight Early voting sites, according to vt.ncsbe.gov/ossite/.

The County will continue to offer Early voting through Saturday, Oct. 31, at the following locations: Hemby Bridge VFD (6628 Mill Grove Road in Indian Trail); Marvin Ridge High (2825 Crane Road in Waxhaw); Mineral Springs VFD (5804 Waxhaw Hwy in Monroe); Monroe High (1 High School Drive in Monroe); Rea View Elementary (320 Reid Dairy Road in Waxhaw); Stallings VFD (4616 Old Monroe Road in Indian Trail); Wesley Chapel VFD, Main (315 Waxhaw Indian Trail Road S in Waxhaw); and Wingate Community Center (315 W Elm Street in Wingate).

Counties across N.C. will “canvass the general election, making their vote counts official” by Nov. 13, according to carolina publicpress.org.