North Carolina

Voting in North Carolina

You can register to vote or update your registration information:

  • by mail
  • in person at your elections office

You must have resided in your county at least 30 days prior to the election in which you intend to vote.

New Voter Registration

  • Fri Oct 9, 2020

Absentee Ballot Request

  • Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Absentee Ballot Return

  • Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Early Voting

  • Thu Oct 15, 2020 – Sat Oct 31, 2020

Voter Registration

To register to vote in North Carolina you should provide:

  • The Last Four Digits of your Social Security Number
  • Your North Carolina Driver’s License or State/non-driver ID Number
  • Your North Carolina Voter Registration Number (if known)

If you do not have these IDs, you may provide:

  • Current and Valid Photo ID
  • Government Issued Document that shows your current name and address
  • Utility Bill
  • Government Check
  • Bank Statement
  • Paycheck that Shows your current name and address

Polling places are open from 6:30am to 7:30pm on Election Day.

Edythe Thompson

Edythe Thompson

North Carolina State Liaison

Absentee Voting

To be qualified to vote via Absentee Ballot, you must meet one of the following criteria:

  • You will be absent from the county or state on Election Day
  • You are ill or have a physical disability that prevents a trip to the polling place
  • You live outside your county, for example as a member of the armed services, employed outside the US, or a college student, or are a spouse or child of such a person
  • You are an election officer or poll worker at a polling location other than your own
  • You work a required shift, 10-hours or more, which is the same as polling hours
  • You are a caregiver for a family member confined to their home
  • You are currently incarcerated in prison or jail and have not been convicted of a felony involving moral turpitude

You may qualify for an emergency Absentee ballot if:

  • You are required by an employer under unforeseen circumstances to be unavailable at the polls on the day of the election
  • You are a caregiver of a person who requires emergency treatment by licensed physician within five days before an election
  • You have a family member die within five days before an election
  • You have a medical emergency requiring treatment from a licensed physician within 5 days of an election.

Note that disabled voters are entitled to “Permanent Absentee Voter” status

For the 2020 Primary Runoff Election all voters may use absentee voting

 

Voting In-Person

 

In Alabama, you need to show a valid ID to vote. You can use any ID from this list:

  • Valid Alabama Driver’s License
  • Valid Government Employee ID
  • Valid US Passport
  • Out of State Driver’s License or Non-driver ID
  • Valid Federal Issued ID
  • Valid Alabama Voter ID Card with Photo
  • Valid Alabama Non-driver’s ID
  • Valid Alabama Issued ID
  • Valid Tribal ID
  • Valid Employee ID from Federal Government, State of Alabama, County, Municipality, Board, or other entity of the state
  • Valid student or employee ID from a public or private college or university in the State of Alabama (including postgraduate technical or professional schools)
  • Valid Military ID
  • License to Carry Concealed Weapon or Firearm
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