Voting Resistration

Eligibility, Means, Deadlines, & Methods

Voting is an important right given with an American Citizenship because it allows citizens to choose the people who will represent them in governments

Voter Eligibility

In order to be eligible to vote one must be:

  1. 18 years old
  2. A citizen of the United States
  3. A resident of the state you are registered in for a specific period of time
  4. Not a felon serving a sentence
  5. Registered to vote in a state

Ways to register to vote

The requirements and process for registration often vary from state to state, but generally one can:

  1. Register in person
  2. Register by mail
  3. Register by email
  4. Register by fax
  5. Register at the DMV
  6. Register at various state agencies such as social service offices, public health offices, disability service agencies, and the department of mental health services

In North carolina, you are required to register to vote 25 days before the election. If the registration is mailed, it must be postmarked 25 days before the election.

Military, overseas, and out of state registration

In cases where one who wishes to vote is out of state or away from home, one may choose to request an absentee ballot from their local election board before Election day. These ballots must be received by the Tuesday before the election at 5:00.

2016 voter id requirements

In North Carolina, prospective voters will need to show acceptable photo ID at polls. "Acceptable Photo ID" constitutes:

  1. NC Driver's License/Permit
  2. NC Identification Card
  3. US Passport/Passport Card
  4. Military Identification Card
  5. Veterans Identification Card
  6. Certain Tribal Enrollment Cards