Same-day registrants must attest to their eligibility and provide proof of where they live. A voter attests to their eligibility by completing and signing a North Carolina Voter Registration Application (Spanish version.) The voter must prove their residence by showing any of the following documents with their current name and address:
North Carolina driver’s license
Other photo identification issued by a government agency. Any government-issued photo ID is acceptable, provided that the card includes the voter's current name and address.
A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document showing the voter’s name and address.
A current college/university photo identification card paired with proof of campus habitation.
Within two business days of the person’s registration, the county board of elections will verify the registrant’s driver’s license or Social Security number, update the voter registration database, search for possible duplicate registrations, and begin to verify the registrant’s address by mail. The registrant’s ballot will be counted unless the county board of elections determines that he or she is not qualified to vote that ballot.
To access your North Carolina voter record or find your polling place, click here.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued guidance on preventing the spread of COVID-19 at polling locations.
Voting by Mail/Absentee Ballot
One week after your submit your Mail-In Ballot Request Form, call your local board of elections to make sure they have received it and that it has been approved!
Once you receive your ballot in the mail, fill it out!
Fill out your ballot in the presence of 1 witness. Your witness can your roommate, your sibling, your mom, your neighbor, your friend, anyone, as long as they are 18 or older!
Put your ballot back in the envelope they provide and fill out the information. Then you and your 1 witness will sign it.
Once you’re done filling it out, put a stamp on it and return it to your local County Board of Elections!
Your completed Ballot must be postmarked no later than 5:00 pm on Election Day, Tuesday, November 3rd, and received by your county board of elections no later than 5:00 pm on Friday, November 6th.