Old rules apply for early primary voting

Old rules apply for early primary voting

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Twelve days before polling places open all over Mecklenburg County for early voting, Central Piedmont Community College will be the center of Charlotte's political world.

It is the only spot where you can vote early in Mecklenburg County prior to the official primary election day of September 15th.

Kysten Williams says you can vote in a "snap of the fingers. Easy and quick that's it. "

Easy perhaps by appearances, but elections supervisor Michael Dickerson may be between an untimely rock and a hard place. The steps of local voters are being ordered by the federal courts.

Dickerson said, "You could go in to register to vote and vote on the same day, and we can validate that registration and count that ballot for election day, and out of precinct voting on election day this year will be permitted."

That's because changes passed by the state lawmakers remain on hold as voting litigation and legislation play out.

It could all change again, when the courts make a decision.

That could impact everything from registration for the 2016 implementation of voter ID laws.

"We're still waiting on what the judge will rule on that, and then after that we'll see what direction the state board tells me to take it to," Dickerson said.

On the Central Piedmont Campus, many would say that voting early is a matter of convenience.

Sue Peck was one of the voters who came during the lunch hour. "In and out," she said. "No line, It seems to be shorter every time I've come for early voting."

Click HERE for early voting sites and times.