State of North Carolina Voting Requirements

 

U.S. Domestic Voters

Local Elections

North Carolina Municipal Primary Elections held on Tue Oct 5, 2021

Type

Deadlines

New Voter Registration

  • Fri Sep 10, 2021
  • Same-Day Registration & Voting Available during Early Voting Period

Absentee Ballot Request

Tue Sep 28, 2021

Absentee Ballot Return

  • Postmarked by Tue Oct 5, 2021
  • In-Person, Received by Tue Oct 5, 2021 5:00pm
  • Post received by Thu Oct 14, 2021 5:00pm

Early Voting

Thu Sep 16, 2021 - Sat Oct 2, 2021
Same-day registration and voting is only allowed during the Early Voting period in North Carolina.

North Carolina Municipal Primary Elections held on Tue Nov 2, 2021

Type

Deadlines

New Voter Registration

  • Fri Oct 8, 2021
  • Same-Day Registration & Voting Available during Early Voting Period

Absentee Ballot Request

Tue Oct 26, 2021

Absentee Ballot Return

  • Postmarked by Tue Nov 2, 2021
  • Post received by Tue Nov 2, 2021 5:00pm
  • In-Person, Received by Tue Nov 2, 2021 5:00pm

Early Voting

Thu Oct 14, 2021 - Sat Oct 30, 2021
Same-day registration and voting is only allowed during the Early Voting period in North Carolina.

Registration

You can register to vote or update your registration information:

  • by mail
  • in person at your elections office

You must have resided in your county at least 30 days prior to the election in which you intend to vote.

Election Day Voting

Polling places are open from 630am to 730pm on Election Day.

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Early Voting

Through one-stop absentee voting (in-person absentee voting, or early voting) registered voters may go to their county board of elections office (or an alternative location) to vote an absentee ballot.

One-stop absentee voting is conducted from the second Thursday before the election and until 1pm on the last Saturday before Election Day.

Absentee Voting

Any registered voter may request an absentee ballot and vote by mail.

You are eligible to vote in North Carolina if you:

  • Are a U.S citizen
  • Are a resident of North Carolina
  • Live in the precinct where you vote for at least 30 days prior to the election
  • at 17 years of age and provided you will be 18 by the next general election.

You are NOT eligible to vote in North Carolina if:

  • You are registered to vote in another state
  • You are on parole for a felony conviction or convicted of a felony

Restorative Requirements

  • You are a convicted felon involving moral turpitude, unless your voting rights have been restored.

Student Eligibility

If you are a student, you are eligible to vote in North Carolina if:

  • You reside in North Carolina but are attending college in another state
  • You reside in another state but attend college in North Carolina

Voter Registration

To register to vote in North Carolina you should provide:

  • The Last Four Digits of your Social Security Number
  • Your North Carolina Driver's License or State/non-driver ID Number
  • Your North Carolina Voter Registration Number (if known)

If you do not have any of these IDs, you can provide a copy of one of the following with your registration application:

  • Current and Valid Photo ID
  • Government Issued Document that shows your current name and address
  • Utility Bill
  • Government Check
  • Bank Statement
  • Paycheck that Shows your current name and address

You can alternatively provide one of these documents when you vote to complete your registration.

Voting In-Person

Voters are currently not required to show voter ID.

See https://www.ncsbe.gov/Voter-ID for updated information on ID requirements.

Domestic Voter

In-Person Mail Fax Email Online

Voter Registration

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Absentee Ballot Request

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Blank Ballot To Voter

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Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

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