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Voting in North Carolina

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Am I Eligible To Vote in North Carolina?

To register to vote in the State of North Carolina, an individual must meet the following qualifications:
  • You are a United States citizen;
  • Must be a resident of the county, and prior to voting in an election, must have resided at his or her residential address for at least 30 days prior to the date of the election..
  • Prior to voting, must be a resident of the county for at least 30 days prior to election day.
  • Must be at least 18 years old or will be 18 by the date of the next general election.
  • Must not be serving a sentence for a felony conviction (including probation or on parole). If previously convicted of a felony, the person’s citizenship rights must be restored. Citizenship and voting rights are automatically restored upon completion of the sentence. No special document is needed.

Voter Registration Options in North Carolina

You have the following 1 options to register to vote in North Carolina:

By Mail

Once completed, the application should be printed, signed and then mailed to the county board of elections in the county where the applicant resides

Click here to download the Mail-In Voter Registration Form

How Do I Know I'm Registered?

  • Consider yourself registered when- and only when- you receive an acknowledgment from your county clerk.
  • Never assume you are registered to vote until you have received this acknowledgment.
  • Once you have completed and mailed your changes to your local board of elections, allow two to six weeks for delivery of your voter identification card.

Voting Options in North Carolina

You have the following 3 options to vote in North Carolina:

In Person

A voter may vote in-person during one-stop absentee (early) voting. This entails presenting at any early voting location in your county of residence, and casting a ballot in person.

Click here to locate voting locations

Voting By Mail

bsentee-by-mail voting is fairly self-explanatory. A voter fills out a request form for an absentee ballot, then mails it to their county board of election.

Click here to download the Mail-in Ballot

Early Voting

One-stop absentee voting (commonly known as "early voting") allows any registered voter to cast an absentee ballot in person on select days prior to Election Day.

Click here to locate early voting locations

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