2022 General Election
Vote By Mail
Any North Carolina registered voter may request, receive, and vote a mail-in absentee ballot. Registered voters in North Carolina must request an absentee ballot with an official N.C. Absentee Ballot Request Form. The form must be received by Cabarrus County Board of Elections by November 1st. Click the button below to request your ballot.
Your Absentee ballot may be returned in person at any Cabarrus County Early Voting site during Early Voting hours or you may return the ballot by mail. Your ballot must be received at the Cabarrus County Board of Elections by 5pm on November 5th to be counted.
You can track the status of your ballot using BallotTrax.
Vote Early in Person
The early voting period for the 2022 statewide primary ends on Saturday, November 5th at 3pm
Cabarrus County Early Voting
Cabarrus Board of Elections
Kannapolis Train Station
Shoppes at Kings Grant
10/31 – 11/4 8am to 7:30pm
11/5 (Saturday) 8am to 3pm
Vote on Election Day
The 2022 General Election is on Tuesday, November 8th. Polling places will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30pm. Any voter in line at their assigned polling place at 7:30 p.m. will be able to vote. Some precincts have changed for the 2022 election. Click on the button below to find your polling place:
The deadline to vote on November 8th is Friday, October 14th. To review your sample ballot or check your voter registration status, click on the button below:
The voter registration deadline has passed. If you miss the registration deadline, you may be eligible to register and vote or make changes to your voter registration (anything other than party affiliation) and vote during the early voting period (October 20th to November 5th). To Register or Update your Voter Registration click on the button below:
Meet Chris Measmer
Chris On The Issues
The pandemic has created challenging times for everyone in the past couple of years whether it be economic impact, the health and well-being of loved ones, and government mandates that have touched all aspects of our lives. There have been decisions made by the Federal Government and our North Carolina Governor that have created additional hardships on families. Although some of these decisions were appropriate at the beginning of the pandemic, we have unfortunately seen an overreach of regulations, mandates, and an overall infringement on our personal rights and freedoms. A reevaluation and limitation of the emergency powers granted to our county leadership should be priority addressed on day one, when a new County Commission Board is sworn in.
As a Cabarrus County Commissioner, I believe and will protect the personal right and freedom to choose if a vaccine is best for you and your family. There should be no government mandate forced against an individual’s will, that could ultimately affect their health or wellbeing.
In addition to being a proponent of an individual’s choice to vaccinate or not, I do not believe that forced government shut downs of our local business community, are necessary. I believe that forced shut downs only create new problems for the hard-working men and women of our community and is an infringement of our freedoms.
The Cabarrus County Sheriff’s department is absolutely vital to our community. Over the past couple of years, we have seen a nationwide attack of police forces and unfortunately many of these heroes have been demonized. I whole heartily disagree with this attack on the men and women in uniform that put their lives on the line to protect citizens and the communities in which they live. As a Cabarrus County Commissioner, I stand in solidarity with our county sheriff’s deputies and applaud them for their hard work and sacrifices.
Join Team Measmer
You may be astonished and surprised to see that the Cabarrus County property tax rate is higher than Mecklenburg County and much higher than the surrounding counties! Cabarrus County is highlighted in red, with the surrounding counties highlighted in green.
I am seeking one of the available seats on the commission board to ensure that fiscal responsibility is a top priority and to ensure that we have no new additional property tax increases.
Cabarrus County has experienced record growth in the past couple of decades. As a community we have seen the results of this record growth with new housing developments, increased vehicle traffic, and the straining of our local government resources. While I feel it is important to increase resources with the additional demand on police, EMS, and other essential government resources, we must address the issue creating this demand. As a Cabarrus County Commissioner, I feel it is important to have a working relationship with our municipalities to help them understand the repercussions of their decisions to approve new growth within our county. Also, as a Cabarrus County Commissioner, I feel it is important to work with the NC DOT to address our overdue road concerns/expansions.
Our 2nd Amendment right, granted to us by the United States Constitution, should be protected and respected by all elected officials of this great nation. Responsible gun ownership is very important and necessary to our hunting community and ultimately for personal protection. As a Cabarrus County Commissioner, I assure all citizens of this county that I will stand up and protect your 2nd Amendment right to keep/own and bear arms, without any infringement on that right.
I am a major advocate for legal immigration and the need for immigration reform. I also believe that we need to do all we can to ensure that everyone that comes across the border, comes here legally. I support the hard working men and women in local law enforcement that daily work to keep us safe and will commit to provide them with all the resources needed to work with ICE to keep violent illegals off our street.
The education of our children and youth is of paramount importance for the future of our community. While Cabarrus County School system plays an important role in our county, I believe the freedom of parents and families to have school choice is a right that should be protected by our county leaders. As a Cabarrus County Commissioner, I believe that the per pupil spending should follow the child to the school of their choice.
Business & Incentive Grants
Business investment in Cabarrus County is vital to our local and state economy. County leaders must create and allow for a business-friendly environment that prospers new business ventures as well as encouraging current businesses to expand and thrive. Our local government should not stand in the way of retaining or creating new jobs.
The current economic incentive grant policy of Cabarrus County was adopted in 2008. I believe this is an antiquated policy that should be revised to reflect new and creative ways in recruiting businesses and jobs to our area, that directly benefits the citizens of Cabarrus County.
Unfortunately, the mindset of many of our elected officials is to entice and recruit businesses with the idea that they would not operate within our community begin with. I would argue that as a county leader, it is important to be confident in our community and that our county is attractive in itself. We must create an environment of less regulations, less taxes, and not allow systematic picking and choosing which businesses receive tax breaks.
Under the antiquated economic incentive grant policy and the current County Commission board we have seen two property tax rate increases in the past 8 years, two revelations that generated record increase in revenues, and ballooned our county debt at record levels. If only the citizens of this county could see a direct effect of the incentive packages such as a property tax rate reduction, job training programs funded by the incentive package, and hiring of local citizens.
As a Cabarrus County Commissioner and business owner, I will be a proponent of a business-friendly environment with less taxes and less regulation that will create more jobs and will ultimately positively benefit the citizens of the county.
The right to vote in a free and fair election is the most basic civil right. I support Voter ID, strict absentee ballot deadlines aligned with election day, and the elimination of private funding of the administration of our elections to ensure a safe and secure election process.