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Voter FAQ

When is Election Day?

  • November 3rd!

How can I register to vote? How do I update my registration?

  • You can register to vote online here!
  • You can also mail this form to your county's Board of Elections.
  • For both of these methods, you'll need to register 25 days before the election (i.e. October 9th in 2020).
  • You can also register in person during early voting at your polling place. Early Voting runs from October 15th through October 31st.
  • Any of the above methods also work for updating your voter registration.
  • To learn more, head here.

What are the dates for absentee voting? Where do I go to learn more?

  • The deadline to request an absentee ballot is October 27th. You can request an absentee ballot online here.
  • You can also submit this absentee ballot request form to your County Board of Elections in person, by email, or in the mail.

To send in your absentee ballot, you'll need a witness, who'll need to sign. Their signature should be clear and legible. To learn more, head here.

  • Your absentee ballot must be postmarked by 5 PM on November 3rd, though we strongly recommend submitting as early as possible. You can also drop it off at an early voting site. You can track your absentee ballot here.
  • To learn more, you can head to You Can Vote.

What are the dates for early voting? Where can I vote early?

  • Early voting in NC begins on Thursday, October 15th and ends on Saturday, October 31st.
  • You can register to vote at an early voting site, and update your registration. If so, you'll need to bring proof of residence, like your ID or utility bill.
  • To find out where to Early Vote, use this tool from the NC State Board of Elections.

How can I be a poll worker?

  • You can sign up to be a poll worker through our form and we'll connect you with the NC Board of Elections!

What are my voting rights if I have a record?

  • If you are convicted of a felony, you aren't allowed to vote until you've finished your sentence, including probation and parole. Afterwards, you're able to register to vote like any NC resident.
  • If you're awaiting trial or serving a misdemeanor, you're still able to vote.
  • Outstanding fees or fines do not affect your ability to vote.
  • To read more info, check out this useful summary by the State Board of Elections.

Do I need an ID to vote?

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