Register to vote in North Carolina
The deadline to register to vote was Oct. 14.*
*UPDATE: A court ruling has extended the voter registration deadline to Oct. 19 for 37 counties impacted by Hurricane Matthew: Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Gates, Greene, Harnett, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Onslow, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Robeson, Sampson, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne and Wilson.
What if you miss the registration deadline? Voters in all 100 North Carolina counties who miss the voter registration deadline can still register to vote and cast a ballot during the early voting period from Oct. 20 - Nov. 5 using same-day registration. (Note: same-day registration is not available on the Nov. 8 Election Day)
Voter registration forms are also available at local libraries, public high schools and college admissions offices. You can also register to vote at the DMV and certain other state agencies, such as DSS, WIC or ESC. Learn more.
Print the form.
Complete & sign the form.
When completing the form, you will be asked to provide a valid NC drivers license number or the last four digits of your Social Security number. If neither of these are available, you can attach a copy of a document with your name and current address, such as a bank statement, paycheck, utility bill or government document.
Mail or return
the completed voter registration form
to your county board of elections office.
The completed voter registration form must be received by your county board of elections on or before the registration deadline. Or if mailed, it must be postmarked on or before the registration deadline.
Voters who miss the voter registration deadline can still register to vote and cast a ballot during the early voting period from Oct. 20 - Nov. 5 using same-day registration.
Requirements to register to vote in North Carolina
You can register to vote if:
- you are a U.S. citizen
- you have resided at your address for at least 30 days prior to the date of the election
- you are at least 18 years old or will be 18 by the date of the next general election
- you are not serving a sentence for a felony conviction (including probation or on parole). If previously convicted of a felony, citizenship and voting rights are automatically restored upon completion of the sentence. No special document is needed.
Upon registering, you must rescind any previous registration in another county or state.