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North Carolina Voting Guide

Welcome to FindLaw's North Carolina Voter Guide. We'll provide election information such as eligibility to vote, voter registration and registration deadlines, mail-in and in-person voting, special accommodations, and what you can do if you see illegal activity at the polls.

Am I eligible to vote in North Carolina?

Eligibility requirements to vote in North Carolina are as follows:

  • You must be a U.S. citizen and at least 18 years old on Election Day
  • You must be registered to vote and live in the county that you're registered to vote in for at least 30 days
  • You cannot be serving a sentence in prison or jail for a felony conviction

If you previously served a sentence for a felony conviction and your rights have been restored, you can vote in North Carolina.

You can check your voter registration status using the voter search tool.


Where Do I Vote?

Voting location depends on the county where you live and are registered to vote. Use your name and address to find your polling location.

How To Register in North Carolina

There are two ways you can register to vote in North Carolina:

  • Online or in Person at a DMV location: You can file your voter registration application online if you already are a North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) customer. You can visit the DMV website for more details about how to complete your registration online through DMV.
  • By Mail: You can fill out a voter registration application form. Print, sign, and mail it to the County Board of Elections. The application forms are available in both English and Spanish. You can also use the mail-in application form to update your voter information.

North Carolina Voting Resources

Your vote counts. Take the time to learn how and when to vote.


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