Our Homes, Our Votes, 

Our North Carolina    

Things You Need To Know: 

Before You Start

1. Primary Date:

March 3

May 12 runoff** (rescheduled to June 23)

2. Presidential Primary Date:

March 3

3. Polling Times:

6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m

4. Is Early Voting Available:

Yes, by absentee voting third Thursday before an election 

5. Can I Vote by Mail:

Yes, You can register here.

6. 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.

7. 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."

8. Interesting Notes


North Carolina has a robust same-day registration during the early voting period.

2020 North Carolina

Housing Profile

A one-page snapshot of the information advocates need to make the case for socially just housing policy.

North Carolina
Congressional Profile

The profile pulls from a variety of sources and illuminates several dimensions of housing affordability for renter households in each district, the surrounding area, and the state.

Our Homes, Our Votes: 2020

C/O National Low Income Housing Coalition

1000 Vermont Avenue, NW, Suite 500

Washington, DC  20005

Email: ourhomes@nlihc.org

Phone: 202.662.1530

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