Learn How to Vote in North Carolina in 2020

We have 3 easy and safe voting methods this cycle- it's up to you to choose which one works best for you. Use our easy 3 step process to make sure your vote is counted. 
Step One: Check Your Voter Registration, Register or Update Your Information!
  • Check Your Voter Registration

  • Need to update your information or register to vote? Click here! 

  • Last day to register to vote is October 9th!   If you miss the deadline, you can do same day registration during One-Stop Early Voting which starts October 15th (more details below).

Step Two: Make a Plan to Vote!

There are three safe voting methods from which to choose. 

  1. Vote by Mail/Absentee Ballot

    • Step One: Request an absentee ballot today!  

      • You must request your ballot by October 27th at 5:00 pm.  Absentee Ballot Request Form Available Here.  You can even request it online here. 

      • Absentee Ballot Request Forms can be returned by email, fax, mail or hand delivered to your county board of elections.

      • Only near relatives or a member of a multipartisan assistance team may hand-deliver ballot request forms.  Forms delivered by any other person will not be processed.

      • You should request a ballot as soon as possible to avoid delays.  You can call your county board of elections to ensure they received your request.

    • Step Two:  Vote and Return Your Absentee Ballot

      • Make sure you read and follow all instructions that come on the ballot.

      • You will need one witness to sign for your ballot to be counted- learn more about who qualifies as a witness.

      • If you choose to mail in your ballot, it must be postmarked on or before Election Day and received by 5 pm on November 6th.

      • Track your ballot here!

      • Hand-delivered ballots may be dropped off (1) at an Early Voting site during the early voting period, or (2) in person at your county board of elections office by 5 pm on Election Day. 

      • ONLY YOU, A CLOSE RELATIVE, OR YOUR LEGAL GUARDIAN MAY HAND DELIVER YOUR BALLOT. 

  2. One-Stop Early Voting

    • One-Stop Early Voting runs from October 15-31.

    • There are more sites and longer hours to ensure your safety when voting.

    • You can register to vote the same day or update your name and address during One-Stop Early Voting.  To register or update your registration during early voting you will need one of these:

      • Your North Carolina driver license 

      • Other photo identification issued by a government agency. 

      • Any government-issued photo ID is acceptable, so long as the card bears the voter's current name and current address

      • A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document showing the voter’s name and address 

      • A current college/university photo identification card paired with proof of campus habitation

    • Find Early Voting in Your County by Clicking Here!

  3. Vote on Election Day – November 3rd

    • Our State Board of Elections has been working to make sure that in-person voting is safe for every person.

    • Look Up Your Polling Location Here! 

    • Remember the 3 Ws when you vote! (Wear your mask. Wait six feet. Wash your hands.)

Step Three: Tell your friends!
  • Democracy works better when we all participate, share this page with your friends and family today!

Need More Resources?
  • All the information you need is available at NC Voter - https://www.ncvoter.org/

  • Have a question?  Call the North Carolina Democratic Party's Voter Assistance Hotline- 1-833-868-3462

Poll Workers Needed!   If you are at lower risk for COVID-19 and feel safe doing so, the Board of Elections is looking for help!   Learn more about becoming a Democracy Hero or if you are a High School Student 17 years or older, you can apply to be a Student Election Assistant.

Paid for by Sarah for NC.

 Sarah Crawford for North Carolina Senate