Are there things you would like to change in your community, your state, or your country?
If so, then you need to VOTE! Here is everything you need to know to vote absentee, vote early, or vote on Election Day in North Carolina – including information for people displaced by Hurricane Florence.
No excuse needed! Any registered North Carolina voter may request an absentee ballot by mail by completing the Absentee Ballot Request Form here and returning it to your county board of elections for receipt before October 30 – the earlier the better! The NC State Board of Elections has a whole page explaining how to vote absentee.
At “one-stop” Early Voting you can register and vote at the same time. Early Voting starts Wed., Oct. 17, and ends on Saturday, Nov. 3.
You can look up the Early Voting locations in your county on the NCSBE website https://vt.ncsbe.gov/ossite/
Election Day Voting:
To vote on election day, register to vote or update your current voter registration before Oct. 12.
NC Voter Registration form: https://www.ncsbe.gov/Portals/0/Forms/NCVoterRegForm06W.pdf
NOTE→ Your polling place may have changed.
You may also find your polling place and non-partisan information on the candidates that will be on your ballot at Vote411.org.
YouCanVote.org has nonpartisan information about what will be on your ballot in North Carolina this year, and explanations of the roles of different elected officials: http://www.youcanvote.org/vote2018
People who have been displaced by Hurricane Florence who have temporarily left their homes and intend to eventually return to the address where they are registered to vote, can vote by absentee ballot mailed to their temporary address.
Voters who have temporarily left their homes and intend to eventually return to the address where they are registered to vote can also vote during Early Voting or on Election Day in their home county (provided that they have safe access to the polling place and that the polling place has not been damaged).
Voters whose homes have been seriously or permanently damaged, are unsure as to whether they will ever be able to return, and intend to remain indefinitely at their current location have the right to register to vote at their new place of residence.
→ Updated: Designated counties affected by Hurricane Florence have an extended deadline of October 15.
For more information, the Southern Coalition for Social Justice’s information page: https://www.southerncoalition.org/knowyourvotingrights/ , or call them at phone 919-321-1848.
If you have moved:
If you have MOVED since the last time you voted, you must update your voter registration prior to Oct. 12 to vote on Election Day, OR you can update your voter registration & vote at the same at “one stop” Early Voting, starting Oct. 17.
When you move from one county to another, you should complete and submit a voter registration form with your new address. If you move within a county, you may use the same form, or you may complete an in-county change of address on your voter identification card and return it to your local board of elections.
Note → If you have problems voting, call the “Voter Hotline” at 888-OUR-VOTE (888-687-8683) or 866-OUR-VOTE.