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Knowing your rights is the first step in voting! 


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 finished any probation or parole. However, you will have to register to vote again. 

You DO NOT need a photo ID to vote! The courts overturned North Carolina's voter ID law. Sign up for Election Alerts so we can let you know about changes to North Carolina's voting laws.


Here is your checklist for registering for and voting in the 2018 election:


Are you a U.S. citizen?

If Yes, great!

If No, you can't vote.

Don't know? Learn about citizenship from U.S. Citizenship and Enforcement Services.

Will you be at least 18 years old on Election Day (November 6)?

If Yes, great!

If No, you can't vote this time. However, 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 on official paperwork. Ask someone you know and trust for help.

Are you a resident of North Carolina?

If Yes, great!

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

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? 

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

Are you receiving receiving services in a facility? Find out how you can vote.

Am I registered to vote?

If Yes, great!

Don't know? Look yourself up on the NC State Board of Elections website.

If you answered "Yes" to all of the above questions, CONGRATULATIONS! 
You can vote in the upcoming election. 

Now, learn how to vote!