Same-Day Registration in North Carolina

You can register to vote and cast a ballot at an early voting site in your county using same-day registration.

With same-day registration, you can fill out a voter registration form, show an identifying document and vote at an early voting site when it is open (not on Election Day).

The identifying document must be one of these:

• a NC driver’s license

• photo ID from a government agency

• student photo ID with a school document showing the student’s address

• or a utility bill, bank statement, payroll stub, or document from any government agency with your name and current address.

Please note: The identification requirement for same-day registration is different from the overturned photo ID requirement for voting.

Check your registration status

Find an early voting site in your county

For more information, contact your county board of elections office.


Requirements to register to vote in North Carolina

You can register to vote if:

  • you are a U.S. citizen
  • you have resided at your address for at least 30 days prior to the date of the election
  • you are at least 18 years old or will be at the time of the next general election, or you are at least 16 years old and understand that you must be at least 18 years old on Election Day of the general election in order to vote
  • you are not serving a sentence for a felony conviction (including probation or on parole). If previously convicted of a felony, citizenship and voting rights are automatically restored upon completion of the sentence. No special document is needed.

Upon registering, you must rescind any previous registration in another county or state.

Learn more about registering to vote in North Carolina.