• Are you registered to vote in NC? Do you know your registration status? You can check your status by heading over to NC Board of Elections website. You can also download and application if necessary.
• The deadline to register to vote in North Carolina is 25 days before the day of an election. Make sure you are registered before the cut off.
• Where can you register to vote? NCDMV (NC Dept. of Motor Vehicles, DSS (Dept. of Social Services), WIC Dept. of Public Health, and the ESC (Employment Security Commission).
• You must be a resident of NC and prior to voting you must be a resident of the county for at least 30 days prior to Election Day.
• Have you moved? Be sure to complete an in-county change of address or when you move from one county to another, you will need to apply for voter registration in your new county of residence. **You can use the NC Voter Registration Application to submit changes**
Note: if you move during a time close to an election, the following rules apply:
• If you have moved more than 30 days prior to the election, you will need to update your registration with your new address (or if applicable, register to vote in your new county of residence) no later than 25 days prior to the election. You will then be registered and may possibly have a new polling location. On Election Day, if you failed to update your voter registration, you may still vote at your new polling location, as long as you have not moved out of the county of your existing registration. Since your move was unreported, you may be asked to vote a provisional ballot.
• 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, even if you moved outside of your county.
It is important that the board of elections is able to contact you by mail to inform you of changes to your polling place and/or voting districts, so be sure to notify the board of any changes to your mailing address.
Voter Identification Requirements: Some states have a voter ID law; NC isn’t one of those states. You can visit NCLS – Voter ID State Requirements website for more information.
Early voting begins October 18th – November 3rd – For general voting information visit the Gotta Vote website.