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Voting Resources

Register to Vote

How to Register to Vote in North Carolina:

To vote in our state, you must be registered in your county. To be able to register, you must be:

  • A United States Citizen
  • 18 years or older by the day of the General Election
  • A resident of your county for at least 30 days before the election you want to vote in
  • You must not be serving a felony sentence — this includes probation or parole
  • If you’re 17, you can register to vote if you’ll be 18 by the day of the General Election

Where to Register to Vote:

Visit your local DMV, public library, high school, or county Board of Elections, or a government social service office — though, some organizations sponsor voter registration drives at local festivals, schools, and other events where you can also register to vote.

Note: If you’re a new voter, your voter registration form must be signed and mailed or delivered to your county Board of Elections.

If you missed the voter registration deadline for the election you want to vote in, use same day registration during the Early Voting period. 

 

How do I Know if I’m Registered:

The North Carolina State Board of Elections website has a Voter Lookup Tool that serves as a search engine to see if you are on North Carolina’s voter rolls. If you’ve recently registered, it could take a few weeks for your information to be added to the voter rolls. If it’s been more than a few weeks or if your information is listed incorrectly, contact your county Board of Elections.

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