If you want to vote in-person on election day (Tuesday, November 3rd,) you will have to vote at your assigned polling location. This is the location printed on your voter registration card. You can also use the Voter Search tool to see your assigned polling place.
Voters DO NOT need to show any form of ID to vote in 2020!
If you can't vote on election day, look up early voting information (October 15 - October 31) for your county.
If you show up to vote in-person on election day and aren't on the list of registered voters, you can request a provisional ballot. Check out this page from the NC State Board of Elections on FAQ for election day in 2020.
The NC State Board of Elections is strongly encouraging voters to request an absentee by mail ballot as soon as possible to avoid problems due to postal delays and to allowing for time to correct any issues with your request. The deadline to submit a request for the November 3, 2020 general election is 5 p.m. Tuesday, October 27. Absentee ballot by-mail voting FAQ.
In 2020, all registered North Carolina voters, including voters serving in the military or living overseas, can request an absentee ballot online through the Absentee Ballot Request Portal. The Absentee Ballot Request Portal:
Once you submit your absentee ballot request, you can track your ballot by using the BallotTrax system. This allows you to:
Not registered to vote? You can register and vote on the same day at early voting sites during the early voting period. This process is called “same-day registration.”
Same-day registrants must attest to their eligibility and provide proof of where they live. A voter attests to their eligibility by completing and signing a North Carolina Voter Registration Application. The voter must prove their residence by showing any of the following documents with their current name and address:
Within two business days of the person’s registration, the county board of elections will verify the registrant’s driver’s license or Social Security number, update the voter registration database, search for possible duplicate registrations, and begin to verify the registrant’s address by mail. The registrant’s ballot will be counted unless the county board of elections determines that he or she is not qualified to vote that ballot.
Click here to find one-stop early voting locations and dates near you! (The page asks you to select the "registration county." This is the county you would like to register in.)