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Knowing your rights is the first step in voting! 

 

First, let's clear up a couple things:

 

You CAN vote, even if you have a guardian!

You CAN vote, even if you have a felony conviction, as long as you have served your time and you finished any probation or parole.

You DO NOT need a photo ID to vote! The courts overturned North Carolina's voter ID law in July.  We can let you know if this changes if you click the link to sign up for Election Alerts.

 

Now, here is your checklist voting or registering to vote for the 2016 election:

 

Ask yourself: Are you a U.S. citizen?

If Yes, great!

If No, you can't vote.


Will you be at least 18 years old on election day (born on or before November 8, 1998)?

If Yes, great!

If No, you can't vote, this time! However, because the Courts struck down some of North Carolina's voting laws recently, you can pre-register to vote if you are at least 16 years old.

Don't know? Look at your birth certificate. Your birthday also might be on an ID card or official paperwork, like from your doctor or on a bill. You can always ask someone you know and trust.


Are you a resident of North Carolina?

If Yes, great!

If No, you can't vote in the North Carolina election.

Don't know? You are a "resident" of North Carolina if you mostly live here and not in another state.


Will you have lived in the same county you are voting in for at least 30 days before the election? (Not moved to another county after October 8th of this year)

If Yes, great!

If No, but you answered "Yes" to all of the other questions, you can still vote! You just have to vote in your old county

Don't know? If you will not, or have not, moved after October 9th, you can vote in the county where you live. If you usually live in one county, but you currently are receiving services in a facility, click on the link to find out how you can vote.


Am I registered to vote?

If Yes, great!


If you answered "Yes" to all of the above questions, CONGRATULATIONS! 

You can vote in the upcoming election. 


Now, click on either of the links to learn how to register to vote or learn how to vote!