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.
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Important Dates - Presidential Primary
Voting Information for North Carolina
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.
Some congressional seats, state offices and constitutional amendments may be included on the ballot.
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.Find Your Representatives What Do Your Representatives Stand For?
Early Voting + Absentee Voting
Early Voting Dates: Feb. 12th 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. 12th 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
Voter ID + Eligibility for North Carolina
Voter ID Requirements
In 2020, all North Carolina voters will be required to show a state-issued ID card. We will keep you up to date when the law changes.
Find out more about your rights in North Carolina.
You may pre-register for All Elections
You may vote at age 17 in primary elections if you're 18 by the general election