When is the next election? How to register to vote? ...and more
For a closer look at the NC League's advocacy work, read through our 2016 Election Toolkit.
Jan 25-Mar 8 Absentee voting by mail for Primary Election1 Feb 19 Voter registration deadline for Primary Election March 3-12 Primary one-stop early voting March 15 Statewide Primary May 26-June 4 US Congressional Primary one-stop early voting2 June 7 US Congressional Primary Sept 9-Nov 1 Absentee voting by mail for General Election1 Oct 14 Voter registration deadline for General Election Oct 27- Nov 5 General Election one-stop early voting2 Nov 8 General Election
1Ballots 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.
Find complete information about the 2016 election dates at the NC Board of Elections
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.
It is no longer possible to register during the Early Voting Period.
Rules and forms can be obtained from the 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.