Registering and voting are key aspects of your rights and responsibilities as an informed citizen. The following nonpartisan guide provides information and resources on voting.

Register to Vote

Check Your North Carolina Registration check your registration status, jurisdictions, locations and sample ballot. 

Check Another State's Voter Registration check your registration status if you're registered in another state. 

Who Can Register to Vote review North Carolina's qualifications for registering to vote.

How to Register in NC find voter registration deadlines and learn about the ways to register to vote.

TurboVote receive voter registration and absentee ballot request assistance for any state, as well as sign up for nonpartisan election reminders.

Key Dates

  • September 17 - Constitution Day & National Voter Registration Day
  • October 7-11 - National Voter Education Week
  • October 11 - Deadline to register to vote or update existing registration. After this date, you can vote with a provisional ballot and do same-day registration. Check deadlines in other states
  • October 17 - November 2 - In-person Early Voting (North Carolina)
  • October 29 - Vote Early Day
  • October 29 at 5 p.m. - Deadline to apply for a mail-in ballot in NC. Check deadlines in other states
  • November 5 - Election Day
  • November 6 - Election Hero Day

ID Requirements

Take special note about photo identification requirements:  

“Those who vote in North Carolina are asked to show photo ID when they check in to vote. Voters who vote by mail will be asked to include a photocopy of an acceptable ID when returning their ballot by mail. Many types of identification – including driver’s licenses, U.S. passports and State-approved student ID’s – will be accepted.”  

Davidson College’s student ID has been approved by the NCSBE as an acceptable form of photo identification in North Carolina. Review the full list of acceptable photo IDs.

Where to Vote

In-Person Voting

Absentee-by-Mail Voting

Voting While Abroad

  • Check your state's guidance on overseas absentee ballots. Learn more in this guide by scrolling down to the section titled "Looking for something specific? Select your state."

Who & What is on the Ballot?

Your Ballot find personalized ballot and candidate information.

Your Major on the Ballot discover connections between your major and what is on the ballot.


Ballottrax track your absentee ballot.

Every Vote Counts 

Issue Voter choose the issues you care about and receive information about those issues. 

Vote 411 explore this voting guide assembled by the League of Women Voters.

North Carolina State Board of Elections

Poll Worker Information