Elections

Services

The Elections Office provides:

  • 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. 

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. 

Voter Photo ID

Beginning in 2020, when you present to vote, you will be asked to show photo ID. If you do not show photo ID, you may vote provisionally. Your provisional ballot will count if you bring acceptable photo ID to the County Board of Elections office before canvass, or if you sign an affidavit declaring that a reasonable impediment prevented you from showing photo ID. If you vote by mail, you must enclose a copy of your photo ID unless you sign an affidavit declaring that a reasonable impediment prevented you from enclosing a copy of your photo ID.

You can obtain a free photo ID at the Board of Elections office any time until the Friday before the election. You must complete a NC Voter ID Card Request Form in order to receive your ID.

Additional information can be found on the NC State Board of Elections web-page.

Voter ID Poster

Informational Documents

Voter Photo ID Beginning in 2020 - Information Documents