Elections

Candidate filing for 2022 elections to resume February 24

Candidate filing for the 2022 elections will resume at 8:00 AM, Thursday, February 24, and end at noon on Friday, March 4, under an order issued by the Superior Court of Wake County. The NC State Board of Elections press release with details can be found here.

The NC Supreme Court has rescheduled the primary and municipal elections to Tuesday, May 17, 2022. It was previously scheduled for March 8. Read order: N.C. Supreme Court Order No. 413P21

For any candidate whose filing has been accepted by the State Board of Elections or any county board of elections, that candidate “will be deemed to have filed for the same office” in the May primary, subject to any court rulings that would impact that candidate’s eligibility, according to the Supreme Court order. Those candidates would be able to withdraw their candidacy during the new filing period. Any individual who withdraws their candidacy is free to file for any other office for which they are eligible during the reopened filing period.

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NC State Board of Elections Voter Search Tool

Click the Voter Search Tool image below to view your registration information which includes: sample ballot, assigned voting districts, and assigned Election Day polling place.Voter Search Tool Opens in new window


Voter Photo ID

Voters are not required to show photo ID until further order of the courts.

  • Until further order of the courts, voters are not required to show photo ID. The law was enjoined by a federal district court on December 31, 2019. 
  • This page will be updated when new information is available.

  • En una orden del 31 de diciembre, un tribunal federal de distrito bloqueó el requisito de identificación con foto para votación en Carolina del Norte. El requerimiento permanecerá en vigencia hasta nueva orden de la corte.
  • Esta página se actualizará cuando haya nueva información disponible.


The Elections Office Services

  • Determines electoral district voting status for all voters, including voters affected in areas annexed by municipalities
  • In-person and mail-in voter registration
  • Provides absentee voting services as authorized by statute
  • Updates voter records upon receipt of signed change registration forms

Statistics

Computerized voter data and statistics are available at cost to the public upon specific written request. Original election data can be examined in the office.

Deadlines 

New voter registration, political party changes, and address changes (if move made more than 30 days prior to an election) should be received in the Elections Office before the books close on the 25th day prior to any election. For the 2021 Municipal Election the registration deadline is October 5, 2021.

Change of Address 

Moving could change a person’s voting precinct and districts. It is unlawful to vote in a precinct from which one has moved more than 30 days prior to an election. Questions should be directed to the Elections Office. Voter Guides including pertinent voting information are mailed to voters with voter registration cards.

Informational Documents