YOUR VOTE: North Carolina
Get ready to cast your ballot this fall.
It's election season! Are you ready? With just a few clicks, we'll walk through voter registration, key election dates, and all the documents you'll need. Best of all, you can share this info with your friends and neighbors. Make sure that your vote counts!
I. WAIT! BEFORE YOU SCROLL ANY FURTHER, REGISTER TO VOTE
Need to register? Or maybe you just want election reminders? Thanks to TurboVote, we've got you covered. Just click below:
II. KNOW THE DATES
- November 3, 2020.
General Registration Deadline:
- Registration-cutoff is October 9, 2020.
Deadline to Request Mail-In Ballot:
- Vote by mail request deadline is October 27, 2020.
- An Absentee Ballot Application can be downloaded here.
- If you are returning your completed absentee ballot by U.S. Mail, the clerk must receive it by 5:00 p.m. on Election Day.
Any North Carolina voter may request and receive a mail-in ballot.
III. REGISTER TO VOTE
- Not sure you're registered? This handy widget will tell you whether you're on the voter rolls.
- Here are the requirements to register as a voter in North Carolina.
Need To Register?
- Yes, it's so important we're including it twice. Here's that link again:
IV. WHERE TO VOTE
- School, firehouse or community center, this simple form will tell you where to go to cast your ballot.
- Click here to find contact information for your County Board of Elections.
Do I need to wear a mask to the polls?
- No. Poll workers will wear masks and counties will make masks available to voters who don't bring their own masks, but voters will not be required to wear masks at the polls.
V. COVID-19 MAIL-IN VOTING & ABSENTEE VOTING
COVID-19 is an accepted reason for requesting a mail-in ballot:
- Request your absentee ballot from your town/city clerk as early as possible. An Absentee Ballot Application can be downloaded here.
- Here are is the latest information on voting and COVID-19.
Out of town or serving abroad?
VI. WHAT TO TAKE TO THE POLLS
Voter ID Laws:
- North Carolina does not require a photo ID.
- Certain first-time voters may be required to show some form of identification, as listed here.
- Contact your Board of Elections for an acceptable list of options.
Don't have a valid ID?
- Once you have registered to vote, no further voter ID is required to vote in NC except for some first time voters.
VII. HAVING TROUBLE? GET IN TOUCH
The North Carolina Secretary of State:
- Call (919) 733-7173 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Voter ID Helpline:
- Call 844-338-8743
Any other questions?
See you at the ballots (or mailboxes), North Carolinians!
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