Register to Vote in North Carolina
NOTE: Same-day voter registration is not available on Election Day, Nov. 3
The regular voter registration deadline for North Carolina’s 2020 election was October 9.
If you missed the regular voter registration deadline, you can still register to vote and cast a ballot at the same time at any early voting site in your county from October 15-31 by using same-day voter registration. (NOTE: Same-day registration is not available on Election Day, November 3). Learn more about using same-day voter registration during early voting.
Qualifications for Registering to Vote
To register to vote in North Carolina, you must:
- Be a U.S. citizen
- Live in the county where you are registering, and have resided there for at least 30 days prior to the date of the election
- Be at least 18 years old, or will be by the date of the general election
- 16- and 17-year-olds may preregister to vote
- 17-year-olds may vote in a primary election if they will be 18 at the time of the general election
- Not be serving a sentence for a felony conviction, including probation, parole, or post-release supervision
- Once an individual has completed a felony sentence, including any probation, parole, or post-release supervision, or received a pardon, they are eligible to register and vote. No additional documentation is needed.