North Carolina Voter Info

The general election is Nov 5, 2024.
North Carolina, here’s all the info you need to know!

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Important Dates to know, North carolina!

New Voter Registration Deadline

Friday, October 14, 2022 (or the Saturday before Election Day if voting in person)

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

November 1, 2022 by 5pm ET

Early Voting

No information available, please check back later.

Can I Vote by Mail? (Absentee)

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

Am I eligible to register to vote?

You are eligible to vote in North Carolina if you:
  • Are a U.S. citizen
  • Are at least 18 years old by Election Day
  • Are a resident of North Carolina
  • Live in the precinct where you vote for at least 30 days prior to the election
You are NOT eligible to vote in North Carolina if:
  • You were disqualified from voting due to a court order
  • You are currently serving a sentence including incarceration, parole, probation, or extended supervision for a felony conviction
Restorative Requirements
  • If you have completed a felony prison sentence, even if you are still on parole or probation, then you are immediately eligible to register to vote.
You are able to pre-register:
  • At the age of 17
  • At the age 16
Service members and their dependents may register and request a ballot using the federal voter registration/ballot request form ("FPCA"). You will have the following identification options when completing the form:
  • Last 4 Digits of your Social Security Number
  • Option to Indicate that you do not have the Requested ID
  • U.S. State or Territory or District Issued ID
U.S. citizens living abroad have the right to vote as absentee voters, provided they are eligible to vote in their state. If you are living outside of the U.S. permanently, indefinitely, or temporarily, your voting rights stay with you, even if you never voted when you lived in the U.S. To vote from overseas:
  • Complete and send an overseas voter registration/ballot request form to your election office in the U.S. This is one specific form that will register you as an overseas voter and request your absentee ballot – simultaneously.

Can I vote if I have a record?

Please use our eligibility tool to find out if you can vote.

I am a college student. Where do I register to vote?

Students who lived in North Carolina before moving elsewhere to attend school, and who wish to establish or keep their North Carolina voting residency (i.e., at their parents’ North Carolina address), should have no problem doing so unless they have already registered to vote in another state. Students attending school in North Carolina should be able to register and vote at their school address if they meet the following requirements. North Carolina law clearly states that if you intend to make your school community your home during the time you are in school, and have no intent to move back to the address where you lived before attending school, you can claim your school community as your residence and use that address to register to vote. You do not have to intend to stay in North Carolina after graduation or have any definite plans, as long as you do not intend to return to your former home.

Will I need ID?

To register to vote in North Carolina you should provide:
  • 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:
  • Government Issued Document that shows your current name and address
  • Utility Bill
  • Government Check
  • Bank Statement
  • Paycheck that Shows your Current Name and Address
In-person voters will be asked to show any of the following when they check in to vote.
  • Valid North Carolina Driver's License
  • Valid US Passport
  • Valid North Carolina non-driver's ID
  • Student ID approved by North Carolina; unexpired or expired for less than 1 year
  • Valid North Carolina Voter Photo ID card, issued by board of elections
  • Valid charter school employee ID approved by North Carolina
  • Valid state/local government employee ID approved by North Carolina
  • Military or veteran ID card issued by U.S. government
  • Tribal enrollment card issued by a state or federally recognized tribe
  • Public Assistance ID

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North Carolina Voter Info

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