Registering to Vote in NC!

By:Emma Piscitelli

Am I qualified?

You must meet these qualifications in North Carolina:

  1. A United States Citizen
  2. Must have been a resident of the county at least 30 days before the election date
  3. 18 years old or 18 years old by the next election
  4. Not be serving a prison sentence for a felony
  5. Must have rescinded registrations in other state or county
  6. A North Carolina Resident

How Can I Register to Vote??


  • Complete the Voter Registration Application (fill out and sign)
  • Send it to the County Board of Elections office


  • You can register at the DMV only if you are also have other business at the DMV (New drivers licence, ID card, Renewing Driver's License, etc. )
  • Social Service Offices
  • Public Health Offices
  • Disability Service Agencies
  • The Department of Mental Health Services
  • The Employment Security Commission

  • Email the Voter Registration Application to the Board of Elections Office
  • You must also submit you signature in the mail or in person within 20 days of the deadline

**** You should receive your voter registration card in the mail if you have met all of the deadlines****

What are the Registration Deadlines??

  • 25 days before the election day
  • If your application is postmarked before the deadline but is received late that it will still be accepted

Military, Overseas, and Out of State Registration


  • Can vote using either The Federal Postcard Application or The Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot
  • You have to physically sign it and give it to the State Board of Elections by 5pm on the day before the election


  • You can vote by mail, email, or fax

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