Message from Chancellor Johnson O. Akinleye: Eagles Vote

Posted October 16, 2020, 11:44AM

Dear Eagles,

Early voting in North Carolina is underway. Here on the campus of North Carolina Central University, our voting precinct in the Albert Turner Law Building (640 Nelson Street) is designated as a one-stop registration and voting location. During the first two days of the early voting period, our polling precinct has been very busy as citizens are voting in large numbers. More information on registering and voting onsite is available here.

Each of us has a civic responsibility to exercise our right to vote.

Take a moment to listen to these poignant words that Dr. James E. Shepard, founder of NCCU, delivered in February 1946 in a statewide radio address titled, “Our Mutual Tasks.”

I encourage all students who are on campus and those who are in their home community to ensure their voices are heard. For more information, please visit the North Carolina Board of Elections website: or the Board of Elections website for your state, where you can learn about the races, learn about the candidates and view a sample ballot, as well.

Faculty and Staff: Please refer to the Political Activities Policy for important reminders.

The NCCU campus precinct and other early voting precincts in Durham County are open through Saturday, Oct. 31, during the following times: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 17 and 24, 8 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 18 and 25, 2-7:30 p.m.; and Saturday, Oct. 31, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. The General Election is Tuesday, Nov. 3.

Remember, Eagles Vote!

In Truth and Service,

Johnson O. Akinleye, Ph.D., Chancellor

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