Nov 2, 2020 - Things to Do

Watch parties, voter freebies, and more things to do this Election Day in Charlotte

Krispy Kreme Exterior

Krispy Kreme Exterior

It’s Election Day. While it won’t be a typical election night due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, there are still various things to do around town, including attending a watch party or nabbing free food.

First thing to do today, if you haven’t already: Vote. [Full Agenda guide: Charlotte Votes 2020]

Here are 10 more things to do this Election Day in Charlotte.


Free glazed doughnuts at Krispy Kreme

Participating Krispy Kreme Locations | 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. | Free | Details

Krispy Kreme is making Election Day a little sweeter by offering customers a free original glazed doughnut. They’ll also be distributing one-of-a-kind “I Voted” stickers.

Free Lyft ride

Lyft App | 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. | Free | Details

Charlotte voters will have access to free Lyft rides to the polls using the code VOTEWITHDABABY. Charlotte’s public transit system is also offering free rides to the polls on Election Day.

10% off at Glory Days Apparel

1425 Winnifred St | 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. | Prices vary | Details

Glory Days Apparel is offering 10 percent off your in-store purchase when you show your “I Voted” pen or sticker.

Free pizza for voters

Polling sites | 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. | Free | Details

Pizza to the Polls, a non-profit initiative, will be delivering piping hot pizza to crowded polling sites in Charlotte.

$1 off coffee at Community Matters Cafe

821 W. 1st St. | 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. | Prices vary | Details

Get $1 off your coffee when you bring in your “I Voted” pen or sticker.

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S’mores latte at Community Matters Cafe.

Free workout at Planet Fitness

Various locations | Nov. 3 through Nov. 8. | Free | Details

Planet Fitness is rewarding voters (member or not) with a free workout and HydroMassage at any of its locations from Nov. 3 through Nov. 8.

Free burgers from Harriet’s Hamburgers

Surprise Voting Location | Noon | Free | Details

Harriet’s Hamburgers is surprising voters with a free burger lunch. The lucky polling location will be chosen at random.

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Mecklenburg Republicans Watch Party

Pine Lake Country Club, 5504 Lebanon Road | 7:30 p.m. | Free | Details

Join the Mecklenburg County Republicans in watching Election Day coverage at Pine Lake Country Club. Political gear encouraged.

North Carolina Democrats

Online | 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. | Free | Details

While there isn’t a formal watch party, the North Carolina Democrats, do have volunteer opportunities for canvassing on their website.

Brawley’s Beverage Watch Party

4620 Park Road | Noon to 9 p.m. | Menu pricing | Details

Head to Brawley’s Beverage for a socially distant Election Day watch party. Masks are required when walking around. Be respectful of those with opposing views.

Alma Adams Zoom Watch Party

Online | 8:30 p.m. | Free | Register 

Tune in to Congresswoman Alma Adams’s watch party via Zoom. She’ll be watching results come in at The Wine Loft in South End.

Know of more freebies, deals, and things to do this Election Day? Email [email protected].


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