Voter Registration Information

Voting is one of the most important rights of U.S. citizens. Learn about the 2020 elections and register to vote today!

In order to vote in North Carolina elections, your county's board of elections must receive your voter registration application no later than 25 days before the election day. As soon as possible before election day:

  1. Familiarize yourself with upcoming election dates and NC voter eligibility requirements.
  2. Register to vote if you meet the eligibility requirements.


2020 Elections

  • What You're Voting For

    In 2020, you have the opportunity to vote for:

    • the next president of the U.S.
    • who will represent you for North Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate
    • the next NC governor, lieutenant governor, and other important NC leadership positions
  • NC Primary Elections

    When you vote in a primary election, you vote for whom you want to be the final candidates for the main election in November.

    NC primary elections will be held on Tuesday, March 3. Early voting will also be available Feb. 13–29.

  • Deadline to Register to Vote

    The deadline to be registered to vote in the March primary election is Friday, Feb. 7. If you are already registered to vote, but need to update your registration information (e.g., if you have moved), you should also update your voter registration information by Feb. 7.

  • Voter ID

    You will not be required to show photo ID for the 2020 primary election. In a December 31 order, a federal district court blocked North Carolina’s voter photo ID requirement from taking effect. The injunction will remain in place until further order of the court. For more information, visit the North Carolina State Board of Elections website.