Register To Vote 2018-10-02T10:56:10+00:00

How To Register To Vote

To vote in North Carolina, you must be registered in your county. To be able to register, you must be:

  • A United States Citizen
  • 18 years or older by the day of the General Election
  • A resident of your county for at least 30 days before the election you want to vote in
  • You must not be serving a felony sentence — this includes probation or parole
  • If you’re 17, you can register to vote if you’ll be 18 by the day of the General Election

When Can I Register?

Before October 12: 

Visit your local DMV, public library, high school, or county Board of Elections, or a government social service office — though, some organizations sponsor voter registration drives at local festivals, schools, and other events where you can also register to vote.

You can also complete the forms found here (ncsbe.gov/Voter-Information/VR-Form) and mail it to:

Election Services
PO Box 7468
Asheville, NC 28802-7468

After October 12: 

You can use Same Day Registration at any Early Voting site in the county from October 17 – November 3. Click here to find locations and times.

If you are registering to vote at an Early Voting Site, you will need to show a North Carolina DMV license or Identification Card, utility bill, bank statement, payroll stub, or document from any government agency. You may show a college ID with along with a document from your college listing your current residential address if you are a college student.

Check Your Registration

Use this tool from Vote.org to check your registration, or look yourself up using the NC Voter Lookup Tool.