How to Vote in North Carolina

Find out everything you need to know about how to vote in North Carolina.

Upcoming Elections and Deadlines in North Carolina

North Carolina Primary Election

North Carolina Primary Election

Mar 05, 2024

Early voting: Thu February 15, 2024 - Sat March 2, 2024

Voter Registration Deadline


Mail: Received by Fri Feb 9, 2024
In person: Fri Feb 9, 2024

Same-Day Voter Registration

Election Day: Not Available
Early Voting Period: Available

Absentee Ballot Deadlines

Deadline to Request an Absentee Ballot:
Mail: Received by Tuesday, February 27, 2024
In Person: Tue February 27, 2024
Deadline to Return Completed Absentee Ballot:
By mail: Received by Tue March 5, 2024
In person: Received by Tue March 5, 2024

Register to Vote

Who can register to vote in North Carolina
Pre-registration
Can I register to vote on Election Day?
Voter registration deadlines
Registering to vote as a student
Registering for people with disabilities

Vote Early In-Person

When can I vote early?
Who can vote early?
Where can I go to vote early?
What do I need to bring to vote early?
Can I register to vote during Early Voting?
Voting early as a student
Voting early for people with disabilities

Request a Mail-In/Absentee Ballot

How do I request a ballot?
What is the deadline to request a ballot?
Requesting an absentee ballot in emergencies or for people with disabilities
How to track your ballot
Track your ballot online with your state.

Return your Completed Ballot

Does my state allow absentee/mail ballot drop-off?
What is the deadline to drop off a voted ballot?
Where can I drop off my voted ballot?
How to track your ballot
Track your ballot online with your state.
Who can drop off my completed ballot?
Certain designated individuals are allowed to drop off a ballot for someone else in North Carolina. For more information on who can return an absentee ballot,
contact your local election official.

Vote In-Person on Election Day

Can I register to vote on Election Day?
What do I need to bring to vote on Election Day?
Voting as a Student
Voting for People with Disabilities

Additional North Carolina Resources

Your State Election Official
Overseas & Military Voting
Additional Information