How to Register to Vote

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  • You must be an American citizen.
  • In some states you have to have resided in your address for at least 30 days.
  • You must be older than 18 years old.
  • You cannot be serving a sentence for a felony.
  • You must undo any previous registration in any other state.

Ways to Register

  • First, complete a voter registration form.
  • Send the form to the Board of Elections
  • The voter card should take 1-2 weeks to be sent and failure to complete a required field will delay it further.

Registration Deadlines in North Carolina

  • Not all states have a registration deadline.
  • North Carolina has a registration deadline of 25 days prior to the election day.

Overseas and Military Citizens

Citizens overseas get special rights with voting due to them not being able to vote in-country

  • If they request, they get a ballot via mail that they fill out.
  • They send the ballot back to the UOCAVA.