Non-Partisan Voter Guides:
- First things first, find out who your candidates are and what is on your ballot. You can look up your sample ballot, find county by county voter guides and get information on the constitutional amendments at NCVoter.org.
- You may also find your polling place and non-partisan candidate information at Vote411.org from the League of Women Voters.
- Find a County by County or Congressional District Voter Guide from Democracy NC.
- Check out the official State Board of Elections Judicial Voter Guide and Constitutional Amendment explainer.
- YouCanVote.org has nonpartisan ballot information and explanations of the roles of different elected officials: http://www.youcanvote.org/vote2018
Voter Registration books closed on Friday, October 12. If you still need to register to vote, you can do so only at an early voting site where you can register and vote on the same day.
People who want to use same-day registration have to bring proof of address from the following options, see below:
Same-day registrants must attest to their eligibility and provide proof of residence. A voter attests to her eligibility by completing a Voter Registration Application and affixing his/her signature. Knowingly attesting to false information is a Class One felony. After the voter's attestation, he/she must prove his/her residence by presenting any one of the following showing his/her current name and current address:
- 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
Within two business days of the person’s registration, the county board of elections will verify the registrant’s driver license or social security number, update the voter registration database, search for possible duplicate registrations, and proceed to verify the registrant’s address by mail. The registrant’s vote will be counted unless the county board of elections determines that he or she is not qualified to vote.
Early Voting begins on Wednesday, October 17, and ends at 1 PM on Saturday, November 3.
Following the new law passed by the legislature, all early voting locations must be open from 7 AM to 7 PM on Mondays through Fridays.
During early voting, people can register to vote and vote on the same day. If you need to register or change your registration, bring some proof of residence like an up-to-date driver's license, utility bill, student photo id with address, or government photo ID.
Absentee Voting (Vote by Mail):
If you would like to request an absentee ballot for the general election, fill out this form and return it to your county board of elections (find their address here) by October 30. Once you receive your ballot in the mail you will need to complete it, then sign the envelope and have two witnesses over 18 also sign the envelope, and mail it back by Nov. 6th (the earlier the better). You will be able to track your ballot online at https://vt.ncsbe.gov/RegLkup/.
Election Day is Tuesday, November 6, 2018. All polling places are open from 6:30 AM to 7:30 PM. If you are in line at 7:30 PM, you will be allowed to vote.
Polling Place lookup: https://vt.ncsbe.gov/PPLkup/