Voting In North Carolina

GENERAL ELECTION (MIDTERM)
November 6, 2018
VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE
October 12, 2018
Registration Permitted at Early Voting Sites

 

 
VOTER REGISTRATION

ID required to register?

NO. However, first-time voters who at the time of their initial voter registration did not provide their North Carolina driver license number or the last four digits of their Social Security number, or who provided a number that could not be validated, will be required to show identification when they vote. Acceptable forms of ID include a current and valid photo ID; OR a copy of one of the following documents that show the name and address of the voter: a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document. Go HERE for more info.

Online Registration?

NO. Contact your state representatives and ask them to create online voter registration for all North Carolina voters.

Paper Form Registration

Voters can download and print a form that can be mailed or hand delivered to their County Board of Elections.

DEADLINE: Applications by mail must be received twenty-five (25) days before any Election.

Election Day Registration

LIMITED. Voters may register to vote at Early Voting Sites during the early voting period. Go HERE for more info.

Voters CANNOT register to vote at their polling place on Election Day.

Contact your state representatives and ask them to allow all North Carolina voters to register to vote at their polling place on Election Day.

Automatic Registration?

NO. Contact your state representatives and ask them to enact automatic voter registration in North Carolina.

Pre-Register Youth?

YES. Voters who are sixteen (16) and older may choose to pre-register and will automatically be added to the voter rolls at eighteen (18).

Registration Portability?

No. You must update your voter registration every time you move. When you move within a county, you should complete an in-county change of address. This can be completed on your voter identification card, a signed letter to your local board of elections, or on the North Carolina Voter Registration Application. When you move from one county to another, you will need to apply for voter registration in your new county of residence. Go HERE for more info.

Click HERE to find your Polling Place.

VOTING

ID required to vote?

NO. However, first-time voters who at the time of their initial voter registration did not provide their North Carolina driver license number or the last four digits of their Social Security number, or who provided a number that could not be validated, will be required to show identification when they vote. Acceptable forms of ID include a current and valid photo ID; OR a copy of one of the following documents that show the name and address of the voter: a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document. Go HERE for more info.

Absentee Voting?

YES. North Carolina is a No-Excuse Absentee Voting state which means all registered voters can request an absentee ballot. Voters can download and print an application which can be mailed or hand delivered to their County Board of Elections.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Must be received by 5:00 p.m. on the Tuesday before Election Day.

Vote-by-Mail?

YES. North Carolina is a No-Excuse Absentee Voting state which allows all registered voters to Vote-by-Mail if they choose. See ABSENTEE VOTING for more information.

Early Voting?

YES. All registered voters may vote early In-Person at their County Board of Elections Office or an alternate location authorized by their County Board of Elections. Go HERE for more info.

In-Person Early Voting begins the second Thursday before Election Day and ends at 1:00pm on the Saturday before Election Day.

Youth Vote in Primary?

YES. Registered voters who will be eighteen (18) on or before Election Day may vote in the preceding Primary Election.

 

 

Student Voters

Students attending college in North Carolina should visit the CAMPUS PROJECT for more information on registering to vote and voting in North Carolina.

Military/Overseas

Military and Overseas Voters should go to the Federal Voting Assistance Program website for more information on registering to vote and voting in North Carolina.

Felony conviction?

Voting rights are automatically restored after a voter has completed their sentence, probation and parole. Ex-felons MUST re-register to vote.

Voters With Disabilities

Voters with disabilities should go HERE for more information.

 

 

DISCLAIMER: We try to have the most current and complete information. But, if you think something is incorrect or incomplete, please feel free to LET US KNOW so we can correct it. Furthermore, we encourage voters to contact their state election officials if they have any questions.