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You have the right to register at certain agencies or in person!


For 2017, each county has it's own election schedule.

The majority of elections will occur on November 7, but your county may also have elections on September 12 and/or October 10.

The deadline for voter registration is always 25 days before an election.


If you miss this deadline, you may still be able to register to vote in person during the early voting period.



Before the registration deadline, you can register to vote at many agencies. Federal law requires agencies to offer voter registration services to North Carolinians at all offices that provide public assistance, or at state-funded programs that primarily provide services to people with disabilities. These agencies include:

  • The North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (NC DMV)
  • Departments of Social Services (DSS)
  • Departments of Public Health (WIC)
  • Vocational Rehabilitation offices
  • Departments of Services for the Blind
  • Departments of Services for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing
  • Departments of Mental Health Services
  • Employment Security Commission (ESC)


These agencies are required to:

  1. Make voter registration forms available to you
  2. Help you complete your voter registration form if you want help
  3. Be able to mail in your completed registration form for you

If any of the agencies listed here fails to do these three things, click the link to report it! However, before you try to register to vote, click the link to make sure that you are allowed to register to vote.



After you register, you should get a voter registration card in the mail within two weeks. If it does not come within two weeks, call the State Board of Elections at 919-733-7173. You also can click the link to check State Board of Elections website to see if you have been registered. If you are qualified to vote and are still denied the ability to register, click the link to report it


Now, click on the link to learn how to vote and protect your rights!