Register to Vote

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How Do I Register to Vote?

To register in time to vote in the presidential election, eligible North Carolina residents must sign and >>complete a voter registration application by Friday, October 14th, 2016. After completion, the application should be mailed to the board of elections in the county in which the applicant resides. The board of elections must receive the original signed application.

If the application is complete and the person is qualified to vote, the county board of elections will mail a voter registration card to the applicant to provide notice of the registration. Voter registration applicants should expect to receive their voter card within 1 to 2 weeks. Applicants should contact their county board of elections if they do not receive their voter card within two weeks.

>>Download a voter registration form here.

How Do I Vote?

The presidential general election will take place in North Carolina on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. The polls are open from 6:30 am until 7:30 pm. On Election Day, you must vote in your precinct and show an accepted form of non-expired photo ID. Accepted forms of photo ID include:

  • North Carolina Driver’s licence or state identification card;
  • Passport;
  • Veteran’s identification card;
  • United States military ID card;
  • Tribal enrollment card;
  • Driver’s license or state identification card from one of the 50 states, District of Columbia, or territory or commonwealth of the United States, if the voter registered to vote in North Carolina within ninety (90) days of the election.

If you have a question about photo ID, please call 919-733-7173 or visit >>voterid.nc.gov.




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