Voter Registration

Voter Registration Information:

To register to vote and to vote in a North Carolina county, a person must meet the following qualification:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Must be a resident of the county, and prior to voting in an election, must have resided at his or her residential address for at least 30 days prior to the date of the election.
  • Must be at least 18 years old or will be 18 by the date of the next general election. (If 17 years old, persons may register no earlier than 60 days prior to the date of the primary election for the general election.)
  • Must not be serving a sentence for a felony conviction (including probation or on parole). If previously convicted of a felony, the person’s citizenship rights must be restored. Citizenship and voting rights are automatically restored upon completion of the sentence. No special document is needed.
  • Must rescind any previous registration in another county or state.
The deadline to register to vote in North Carolina is 25 days before the day of the election. Forms that are received by the county board of elections office or postmarked by the deadline are accepted as valid applications for the upcoming election. Also, agency and DMV voter registration transactions that are completed by the deadline are accepted as valid for the upcoming election. Applicants will be notified by the county board of elections of their precinct and polling place assignments.

The voter registration deadline for the 2016 Primary Election is February 19, 2016.

For more information regarding voter registration, please visit the North Carolina State Board of Election's website. You may also view and download information regarding residency for voting purposes (PDF).

Complete the voter registration form & return it to the board of elections. Please note: All new registrations & updates to existing registrations MUST be signed by the voter.