Voting in
North Carolina

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How & Where to Vote

Find out where to vote, how to vote, how to vote early, and how to vote by mail.

Register to Vote

Register to vote in North Carolina, or learn more about voter ID & rights.

Election Details

Visit the North Carolina election website or call (919) 814-0700 to learn more about your states voting details.

Have more questions about voting?

Read our voting FAQ

Important Dates - Presidential Primary

Primary Election Date
Primary Registration Deadline (by mail)
Primary Type

Voting Information for North Carolina

Don’t miss your next election!

Don’t miss your next election!  North Carolina will hold its primary election on March 3rd. You may register to vote by mail by February 7th or at any early voting location in your county.

Presidential Primaries

If you are registered with the Republican or Democratic party, you are only allowed to vote in their primaries. If you are unaffiliated with a political party, you may select either party’s ballot at the polls and remain unaffiliated. See North Carolina Republican Party or Democratic Party sites for more details.

Statewide Primaries

Some congressional seats, state offices and constitutional amendments may be included on the ballot.

Find Your Representatives

Early Voting + Absentee Voting

Early Voting Dates: Feb. 13th to Feb. 28th

You can vote in person at your county’s Board of Election’s office and designated early voting locations locations from Feb. 13th to Feb 28th. No excuse required. You may also register to vote during early voting. Note that Early Voting hours vary widely by county, check with your local Board of Elections for exact times.

To vote absentee by mail, first you’ll need to apply for an absentee ballot (click here) no later than Feb. 25th at 5pm. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be signed by two witnesses or a notary, then it must be postmarked by the day before the election

Request Absentee Ballot

Voter ID + Eligibility for North Carolina

Do Voters Need ID?

  • No, voters do not need an ID

Voter Rights

Find out more about your rights in North Carolina.


  • The pre-registration age is 16
  • You can vote at age 17 in primary elections if you're 18 by the general election