Voter Information

Qualifications to Vote:

To register to vote in North Carolina, you must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen.
  • Live in the county where you are registering, and have resided there for at least 30 days prior to Election Day.
    • The federal Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) allows certain voters who are active duty military or their families as well as U.S. citizens abroad special rights that provide an expedited means to register and vote by mail-in ballot. 
  • Be at least 18 years old, or will be by the date of the general election.
    • 16- and 17-year olds may preregister to vote. 
    • 17-year-olds may vote in a primary election if they will be 18 at the time of the general election.
  • Have not been convicted of a felony, or if so, have completed your sentence (including any probation, post-release supervision, or parole). 

Voter Photo ID Requirements

Note: An inactive voter is still a registered voter. A voter who is inactive status will be asked to confirm their addresses when they appear to vote. No special document is required.

Click here for more information on registering to vote in North Carolina.