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When is Election Day?

When is Election Day?

The 2020 General Election is scheduled for November 3, 2020.

Can I still register to vote?

You have time to register for the general election in November.

There is no fee for voter registration services. 

Voter registration applications submitted fewer than 25 days before an election will not be processed until after the election. You may still register to vote in person using same-day registration in your county during the early voting period.

There are certain requirements in order to register to vote. Click below to understand how to register online and whether you're eligible to vote.

Am I registered?

Have you moved recently? Haven't voted in many years? Check your registration status and see if you need to update your information.

From your status page, you can also view Sample Ballots, Election Day Polling Place, Voter Details, Jurisdictions, Voter History, and Absentee Request information.

Where is my polling place?

Based on your registration address, you are assigned to a local place to vote. Find out exactly where you are designated to vote and what times it is open.

Per recent legislation, photo ID is NOT required in order to vote in North Carolina. View this page for updates.

Can I vote early?

North Carolina allows any registered voter to cast their ballot before Election Day. Unlike on Election Day, have to vote at their specific precinct, voters can do early voting at any of the specified early voting locations within the county, such as Bank of America Stadium in Mecklenburg County.

Click here to find out where early voting exists in your county.

Can I vote by absentee ballot?

Any North Carolina registered voter qualified to vote in an election may request and receive a mail-in absentee ballot for any election in which absentee voting is allowed. All registered voters may request an absentee ballot for the November 2020 general election.

No special circumstance or reason is needed to receive and vote a mail-in absentee ballot.

For the November 2020 general election, completed State Absentee Ballot Request Forms may be emailed, faxed or hand-delivered to the voter's county board of elections by one of the following:

  • the voter;
  • the voter's near relative or verifiable legal guardian; or
  • a member of a multipartisan assistance team (MAT).

Is it safe to vote in person?

North Carolina has taken precautions to provide safe ways for its citizens to vote during the pandemic. The state has increased an emphasis on absentee voting, while providing resources to polling places to sanitize them on voting day.

Read the 10 Things to Know about voting in North Carolina during the pandemic below. Also, feel free to contact your polling place before going there to make sure that you understand their new processes for voting.