Are you registered to vote in North Carolina? Do you need to amend your party affiliation, your address, your name?

  • You can register for the first time or amend your registration information at the NC Board of Elections.
  • Registration must be completed 25 days before an election.


Find information about voting in North Carolina at .

Before an election, find your polling place and learn about the candidates. VOTE411 is a one-stop site to compare candidates. Your local Board of Elections also provides information on voting locations.


Absentee ballots do not require photo ID, unless the applicant lacks a Social Security or NC Drivers License number.

Rules and forms can be obtained from your local or state Board of Elections

Once the Absentee Application and Certificate is fully executed with all relevant signatures, the voted ballot (contained inside of the container-return envelope) must be returned to the county board of elections no later than 5:00 p.m. on the date of the election. The envelope may be mailed or delivered in person to the board of elections’ office. An absentee ballot may also be delivered to an election official at a one-stop voting site during any time that site is open for voting. Ballots received after 5:00 p.m. on election day will be timely ONLY if they are received by mail and bear a postmark that is dated on or before the date of the election and are received no later than 5:00 p.m. on the third day following the election.