Equality NC's Voter Guides by Region
Here's a quick guide to voting!
When is Election Day?
How can I register to vote? How do I update my registration?
- You can register to vote online here!
- You can also mail this form to your county's Board of Elections.
- For both of these methods, you'll need to register 25 days before the election (i.e. October 9th in 2020).
- You can also register in person during early voting at your polling place. Early Voting runs from October 15th through October 31st.
- Any of the above methods also work for updating your voter registration.
- To learn more, head here.
What are the dates for absentee voting? Where do I go to learn more?
- The deadline to request an absentee ballot is October 27th. You can request an absentee ballot online here.
- You can also submit this absentee ballot request form to your County Board of Elections in person, by email, or in the mail.
- To send in your absentee ballot, you'll need a witness, who'll need to sign. Their signature should be clear and legible. To learn more, head here.
- Your absentee ballot must be postmarked by 5 PM on November 3rd, though we strongly recommend submitting as early as possible. You can also drop it off at an early voting site. You can track your absentee ballot here.
- To learn more, you can head to You Can Vote.
What are the dates for early voting? Where can I vote early?
- Early voting in NC begins on Thursday, October 15th and ends on Saturday, October 31st.
- You can register to vote at an early voting site, and update your registration. If so, you'll need to bring proof of residence, like your ID or utility bill.
- To find out where to Early Vote, use this tool from the NC State Board of Elections.
How can I be a poll worker?
- You can sign up to be a poll worker through our form and we'll connect you with the NC Board of Elections!
What are my voting rights if I have a record?
- If you are convicted of a felony, you aren't allowed to vote until you've finished your sentence, including probation and parole. Afterwards, you're able to register to vote like any NC resident.
- If you're awaiting trial or serving a misdemeanor, you're still able to vote.
- Outstanding fees or fines do not affect your ability to vote.
- To read more info, check out this useful summary by the State Board of Elections.
Do I need an ID to vote?