Our Homes, Our Votes,
Our North Carolina
Things You Need To Know:
Before You Start
1. Primary Date:
May 12 runoff** (rescheduled to June 23)
2. Presidential Primary Date:
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.