Voting Answers

How can I register to vote?

Click here for information on registering to vote.

How can I check my voter registration status?

Click here to see your voter registration status.

Do I need an ID to vote in person?

A recent federal court decision has overturned North Carolina's voter ID requirement. Based on that ruling, no ID will be required to vote in person this election.

What is early voting?

Early voting for the 2016 North Carolina general election runs Oct. 20 – Nov. 5.

Early voting, or One-Stop Absentee Voting, runs prior to the election. Any registered voter may vote in person during this time at their county board of elections office. In addition, some counties set up additional voting sites during the early voting period.

Can I choose which party's primary to vote in?

In North Carolina, registered Republicans can vote only in the Republican primary and registered Democrats can vote only in the Democratic primary. Unaffiliated voters can choose to vote in the Republican, Democratic or Libertarian primary.

How can I find my Election Day polling place?

Click here to find your polling place.

Polls will be open 6:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. on the June 7 Election Day.

How do I update my voter registration?

To update your name, address or party affiliation you can fill out a voter registration form or complete the form on your voter registration card and mail it in to your county board of elections office. If you move to a new county you will have to complete a new voter registration form instead of updating your current voter registration card.

If you have moved more than 30 days prior to the election you will need to be registered and may only vote at your new polling place. If you have moved fewer than 30 days prior to the election, you are still qualified to vote in your prior polling place and may vote only there.

How do I vote absentee by mail?

You may request a mail-in absentee ballot from your county board of elections no later than 5:00 p.m. on the last Tuesday before the election. Your absentee ballot must be returned to the county Board of Election by 5:00 p.m. on the day before the election.

The deadline to request an absentee ballot for the primary election is Nov. 1.

Learn more about voting absentee by mail.

How can I learn about the candidates?

Click here for a list of candidate guides.

 

For more information on voting in North Carolina, please contact your county board of elections office.