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VOTER FAQ

Am I eligible to vote? 

How do I register? 

Where can I register? 

Are there any deadlines I need to keep in mind? 

 

Glad you asked! 

 

Scroll down, and you’ll find answers to these questions. If you’ve got more; just ask––we’d love to hear from you! Check back for updates, as voter registration laws do change. 

 

July 26, 2022: Local elections and runoffs in many different counties and municipalities.

 

Local general elections in six different municipalities:  

  • Charlotte

  • Fayetteville

  • Greensboro

  • Hickory

  • Mooresville 

  • Sanford 

 

In addition, the following municipalities and boards of education will be holding runoff elections

  • Cary

  • New Bern

  • Rocky Mount

  • Statesville

  • Franklin County Board of Education

  • Jackson County Board of Education District 2

 

Two counties will hold second primary elections: 

  • Graham County Sheriff (Republican)

  • Wake County Sheriff (Democrat) 

 

September 9, 2022: Boards of elections MUST make absentee ballots available by this date. 

 

October 14, 2022: Voter registration deadline. Keep in mind, this is 25 days before the midterm elections! If you miss this deadline, you may be able to register and vote and make changes to your registration (anything other than party affiliation) during the early voting period. But the only way to do it is same-day registration in person during one-stop early voting, from Oct 20-Nov 5.   

 

October 20, 2022: One-stop, in-person early voting begins. 

 

November 1, 2022: Deadline for citizens to submit an absentee ballot request form. 

 

November 5, 2022: One-stop, in-person early voting ends at 3pm. 

 

November 8, 2022: Election Day! This is also the absentee ballot return deadline! 


 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

How do I register to vote?  

 

In North Carolina, there are two ways to register to vote: 

  1. Visiting the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles (NCDMV). Existing DMV customers may submit a voter registration application online. You may also visit the DMV in person. 

  2. Registering by mail. Download this form (in English) or this one (in Spanish). Fill it out (in ink). Mail it to the designated address on the last page of the form. It must be postmarked by the voter registration deadline: October 14, 2022. Please click here for more information. 

 

Do I need a photo ID to vote? 

 

Nope! A 2018 voter ID law was struck down in 2021. Many states have them, but not North Carolina. All you need to do is show up.  

 

Am I eligible to vote? 

 

  • You must be a US citizen. 

  • You must be 18 by the date of the election. 

  • You must not be in jail serving a felony conviction (with a few exceptions). If you are serving a felony conviction but are not behind bars, you are eligible to vote. 

  • You must live in the county where you are registering, and you must have lived for at least 30 days before the election. 

 

What’s on the ballot in North Carolina's upcoming midterm elections on November 8? 

 

Up and down the ballot, there's a lot at stake: 

  • One US Senate seat

  • 14 US House seats

  • State offices (General Assembly, Supreme Court, and Court of Appeals

  • Local judges and prosecutors

  • Various county offices (sheriff and county commissioners)

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