Where you can register to vote:

In Person

Register to vote at any Board of Elections office.  You can also register and vote on the same day in person during early voting!

Registering in person

From Home

Did you know you can register to vote from home?  Fill out a voter registration form and mail it in!

More about registering from home

Government Offices

You can register to vote at many government agencies.  These agencies must have registration forms, be able to help you, and mail your forms in for you!

Details about registering at a government office

Register in person:

You can register in person two ways!

Option 1: During early voting you may register and vote on the same day in person at any early voting site in your county. To find your county’s early voting sites go to: https://www.ncsbe.gov/Voting-Options/One-Stop-Early-Voting

*note: The above link may not work at all times.  The State Board of Elections site appears to be under construction.  Access the Vote will monitor the links and provide the most updated information when available.

Option 2: You may register in person at the office of your local board of election. To find the address of your local board of election go to: [the link is empty on ncsbe.gov]

You can also register at other agencies where you receive services.


Resources:

Updated voter registration form

 

Register to Vote from Home

You have the right to register from home!


Steps to register to vote from home:

Step 1

Find out if you are allowed to register to vote.


Step 2

Get a voter registration form.


Step 3

Fill out your voter registration form. It is okay to ask someone you trust for help.


Step 4

Find the mailing address for your county's Board of Elections.


Step 5

Get an envelope and a stamp.


Step 6

Put your completed registration form in the envelope.

On the front of the envelope, write the address for your county's Board of Elections. Put the stamp in the upper right-hand corner of the envelope.


Step 7

Put the envelope in the mail.


Congratulations! You have just registered to vote!

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 check the State Board of Elections website to see if you have been registered.

Register to vote at a government office

You have the right to register at certain agencies!


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 and 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; and
  3. Mail in your completed registration form for you if you want them to.

If any of the agencies listed here fails to do these three things, report it!


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 check the State Board of Elections website to see if you have been registered. If you are qualified to vote but are denied the right to register, report it!

Next Steps...

Congratulations!  You are now registered to vote!  Now, learn about voting in North Carolina!