Things You Need To Know:
1. Registration Deadline:
The deadline to register online to vote is Friday, October 9, 2020.
The deadline for registering by mail to vote is (postmarked by) Friday, October 9, 2020.
The deadline to register in person to vote is Friday, October 9, 2020. After the regular voter registration deadline of Friday, October 9, 2020, you can register and vote in person at one-stop sites during the early voting period, which runs from Thursday, October 15, 2020 to Saturday, October 31, 2020. This process is known as same-day registration. Same-day registrants must attest to their eligibility and provide proof of residence. Within two business days, the county board of elections will review the registration and the registrant's address. Your vote will be counted unless the county board of elections determines that you are not qualified to vote.
The deadline to request a ballot by mail is (received by) Tuesday, October 27, 2020.
The early voting period runs from Thursday, October 15, 2020 to Saturday, October 31, 2020, but dates and hours may vary based on where you live.
2. Polling Times:
6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m
3. Is Early Voting Available:
Yes, starting October 15
4. Can I Vote by Mail:
Yes, You can register here.
*All voters can vote by mail without an excuse*
5. ID Needed for Voting:
Identification is required of first-time voters who register by mail (one required)
North Carolina driver license
Other photo ID issued by a government agency.
A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or other government documents
A current college/university photo ID card paired with proof of campus habitation
You are required to provide your date of birth. If you have a NC driver license or non-operator’s identification number, provide this number. If you do not have a NC driver license or ID card, then provide the last four digits of your social security number. If you have neither a NC driver license, NC DMV ID card or a social security number and you are registering to vote for the first time in North Carolina, attach a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows your name and address to this application.No ID requirement to vote by mail
6. Voting Without Address
The North Carolina voter registration application requests a residential address but includes a clearly designated section for individuals without an address to provide a map. "No Physical Address? If you do not have an address, use the space to the right to illustrate where you normally live or sleep. Write in the names of the nearest crossroads (or streets). Draw an X on the map to show where you live or usually sleep. IMPORTANT: You should also provide a valid mailing address above to permit the board of elections to send you a voter card." The FAQ includes instructions for individuals who are experiencing homelessness: "Citizens who are homeless may register and vote. If a person's residence is not a traditional residence associated with real property, then the location of the usual sleeping area for that person is the residence of that person. Residence is broadly construed to provide all persons with the opportunity to register and to vote, including stating a mailing address different from residence address. Voter registration forms provide a space for an applicant to indicate on a map where they usually sleep."
7. Interesting Notes
North Carolina has a robust same-day registration during the early voting period.