Instructions for voting

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Registration requirements

  • Be a US citizen
  • Be at least 16 years old and 18 years old by Election Day, Nov 6
  • Live in North Carolina and the precinct where you’ll vote by Oct 9
  • If convicted of a felony, not be in jail, on probation, or on parole
  • Not claim the right to vote in another state

How to Vote

Vote early

You can vote in person at your one-stop early voting site. Check with your county board of elections for early voting dates and times.

Be sure to bring an accepted ID, if required


Vote on Election Day
Nov 6

Polls are open 6:30 AM–7:30 PM. You’re allowed to vote if you’re in line by 7:30 PM.

Bring a copy of accepted ID, if required.


Who can vote early

Any registered voter can vote absentee by mail or in person before Election Day.

Absentee ballot received by
November 6

Vote early

You can vote in person at your one-stop early voting site. Check with your county board of elections for early voting dates and times.

Be sure to bring an accepted ID, if required


Vote on Election Day
November 6

Polls are open 6:30 AM–7:30 PM. You’re allowed to vote if you’re in line by 7:30 PM.

Bring a copy of accepted ID, if required.

Voting requirements
  • Be a registered voter in North Carolina. Check if you’re registered to vote.
  • Be a US citizen
  • Be 18 years old by Election Day, Nov 6
  • Live at your North Carolina address by Oct 9. If you moved within North Carolina after Oct 9, you must vote at your old precinct.
  • If convicted of a felony, not be in jail, on probation, or on parole
  • Not claim the right to vote in another state

ID requirements

If you’re not voting for the first time, you don’t need to show ID to vote in person on Election Day or to vote early in person

However, if you’re voting for the first time in North Carolina, registered to vote by mail, and didn’t provide your driver’s license number or the last 4 digits of your social security number when you registered, be sure to bring one of the following:

  • Driver’s license or state ID
  • US Passport
  • Employee ID
  • Student ID
  • Military ID
  • Utility bill, bank statement or paycheck

Frequently Asked Questions