Find out where to vote, how to vote, how to vote early, and how to vote by mail.
Register to vote in North Carolina, or learn more about voter ID & rights.
The voter registration deadline for North Carolina is Oct. 9th. If you would prefer to vote by mail, you must apply by 5pm on 10/27. We recommend getting your application in as soon as possible. Vote-by-mail ballots can be requested for any election- no excuse required.
Missed the registration deadline? No problem, bring proof of residence and you may register to vote in person during in-person early voting.
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.
Early Voting Dates: Oct. 15th to Oct. 31st
You can vote in-person at your county’s Board of Elections office and designated early voting locations from Oct. 15th to Oct. 31st. 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 Oct. 27th at 5 p.m. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be signed by one witnesses, then it must be received by 5 p.m. on election day.
The absentee ballot application period opens Jan. 1st. You must submit an application for an absentee ballot by-mail for each election. No excuse required.