Next Election for
North Carolina

North Carolina General Election

Tuesday, November 6th

Election Today!

How do I vote?
25 days ago

Registration deadline

19 days ago

Early voting begins

3 days ago

Early voting ends

What is this Election?

General elections are held to determine which candidates are elected into office.

How to Register

Register to Vote in North Carolina

When do I need to register to vote in North Carolina?

The voter registration deadline has passed, but North Carolina has same-day registration!

What if I miss the registration deadline?

North Carolina offers same-day registration which allows you to both register and vote on the same day, even if you missed the registration deadline.

Same-day registration is only available during the Early Voting period.

To register and vote at the same time during Early Voting, head to a One-Stop Polling Place.

How do I register to vote in North Carolina?

Fill out, print, sign, stamp, and mail your registration form in before the deadline.

Estimated time: < 5 minutes

Register to vote in North Carolina

Because the registration deadline has passed, you will have to register at your One-Stop Polling Place.

Am I already registered to vote?

Who can register to vote in North Carolina?

To register as a voter in North Carolina, you must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Be a resident of North Carolina
  • Have lived at your address at least 30 days prior to the election
  • Be at least 18 years old by Election Day
  • Not be incarcerated, on parole or on probation for a felony conviction
  • Rescind any previous voter registrations in other counties or states

What if I'm only 17?

If you'll be 18 by the General Election, you can still register and vote in North Carolina!

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Where do I vote on Election Day?

On Election Day, you can cast your ballot at your designated precinct voting location.

To find yours, visit the North Carolina Polling Place Finder.

All polling places in North Carolina are open from 6:30 am to 7:30 pm local time

Can I vote by mail?

Any registered voter in North Carolina can request an absentee ballot to vote by mail!

Absentee ballot requests must be received by October 30th,
and returned no later than November 6th.

I'm in college away from home, which state do I vote in?

You can either register to vote in North Carolina or the state you're attending school in — but not both!

I'm not in the US right now, how do I vote?

If you are a military voter or a United States citizen living abroad, you should request an overseas absentee ballot.

Can I vote before Election Day?

Yes! Skip the lines and vote early in North Carolina. If you're going to be busy, out of town, or otherwise occupied on Election day, this is the best time to vote.

Early Voting period is between Thursday, October 18th and Saturday, November 3rd.

Find your North Carolina early voting location.

Find your early voting location by using the One-Stop Site Locator.

If you missed the normal registration deadline, you can visit your one-stop site and get registered there, and vote at the same time!

What ID do I need to vote?

Voter ID is only required for first-time voters who registered by mail without proving their identity. If you have already voted in prior elections, no ID is required!

If you need to provide ID, the following forms are accepted:

  • North Carolina Driver's license
  • Military ID or other government-issued ID
  • A current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, paystub, or other government document
  • A current college/university Photo ID along with proof of campus habitation

The ID must have your name as it appears on the voter registration and you current address

What if I have a disability?

Several bills have been passed to ensure voters with disabilities still have reasonable access to privately cast their vote in North Carolina.

If you require assistance, contact your local election authority.

Visit the AAPD Voter Resource Center to learn more about voting with a disability.

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Dates and deadlines can change at any time

Get election reminders in North Carolina! We'll only send you about 6 emails per year.

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Still have questions?

Questions, suggestions, corrections, or feedback? Get in touch!

You can also contact the North Carolina Secretary of State for questions about the election.

Website: North Carolina Elections Office
Phone: (919) 733-7173

Having problems at the polls?

Voting is your right. Don't let anyone take it away. Experiencing Voter intimidation? Overzealous voter ID checks? Being turned away from voting? Faulty equipment?
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