Same-Day Registration in North Carolina
You can register to vote and cast a ballot at an early voting site in your county from Oct. 20-Nov. 5 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 the Nov. 8 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 recently overturned photo ID requirement for voting. Learn more about that voter ID requirement here.
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 18 by the date of the next general election
- 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.