North Carolina


North Carolina! Home to the biggest rivalry in college sports: NC State vs. Wake Forest. Right? That feels right. You know what else does? Voting. North Carolina will be holding its statewide primary and general elections on March 8 and November 8, respectively. Local elections will be taking place on April 26 as well. Here's what you need to know about Election Day in the Tarheel State. (Source: Ballot Ready)


Key Dates

Apr 26

Local elections

Apr 22

Primary Registration Deadline (online or by mail)

May 14

Primary Registration Deadline (in person)

Apr 28 – May 14

Early Voting (Primary)

May 10

Primary Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

May 17

Primary Absentee Ballot Return Deadline (in person)

May 17

Primary Election

May 20

Primary Absentee Ballot Return Deadline (by mail)

Nov 8

General Election

North Carolina Voter Guide

  • How do I make sure I'm registered to vote?

    We're working with to make this as easy as possible for you, so don't fuck it up.

    Register Here
  • Can I register the same day I want to vote?

    Only during early voting. But why wait? Do it now! Doitdoitdooooit!

    DO IT
  • Do I have to be registered as a Democrat or Republican to vote in my primary?

    It depends. If you're unaffiliated, you can vote in the partisan primary of your choice. If you're already affiliated with a political party, you can only vote in that party's primary.

  • Can I vote by mail?

    Yes! If you're registered you can request an absentee ballot and mail it back by May 17th. Be sure to request your absentee ballot by May 10th. You can get your absentee ballot here.

    Request Here
  • Can I vote early? (primary)

    Yes. You can vote early between April 18th-May 14th.

  • Do I need an ID?

    Ok, so if you completed your registration in the past and have voted before, you're all set. If you're a first-time voter or want to finish your registration on Election Day, you will need to bring a photo ID or a copy of a utility bill, bank statement, or paycheck. Get all the details from VoteRiders.

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