How to register to vote in North Carolina

What you need to know to register to vote in North Carolina for Election Day.

August 17, 2020, 4:01 AM
PHOTO: How, when and where to register to vote in North Carolina
How, when and where to register to vote in North Carolina
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NORTH CAROLINA Voter Registration Deadline: Oct. 9, 2020

Same-day registration available at early voting locations through Oct. 31, 2020

To register to vote in the State of North Carolina, an individual must meet the following qualifications:

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Live in the county of his/her registration, and have resided there for at least 30 days prior to the date of the election
  • Be at least 18 years old, or will be by the date of the general election. 16- and 17-year-olds may preregister to vote
  • Not be serving a sentence for a felony conviction, including probation, parole or post-release supervision. Once an individual has completed a felony sentence or been pardoned, he/she is eligible to register and vote.

How to register to vote in North Carolina

Early voting is available in North Carolina from Oct. 15 through Oct. 31 in most counties. Find more information on early voting here and find early voting locations here.

Check if you're registered to vote here.

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