Elections

Voter Photo ID

Important: Photo ID is not required for the March 3 Primary Election Opens in new window


Voters will not be required to show photo ID for the March 3, 2020, primary election.

  • In a December 31 order, a federal district court blocked North Carolina’s voter photo ID requirement from taking effect. The injunction will remain in place until further order of the court.
  • This page will be updated when new information is available.


No se le exigirá a los votantes que muestren una identificación con foto durante las elecciones primarias del 3 de marzo de 2020.

  • 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.


Search Voter Registration Information

Are you registered? Is your information current? Use the State Board of Elections & Ethics Enforcement Voter Search tool to look up registration by name. With this tool you can see:

  • Voter Details (address and demographic information)
  • Jurisdictions (assigned voting districts based on registered address)
  • Election Day Polling Place (name, address, photos, and link to map)
  • Sample Ballot (ballot is based on assigned voting districts)
  • Voter History (list of participated elections)
  • Absentee Requests (displays status of absentee request/ballot, if applicable)

REMINDER: On Election Day you must go to your assigned polling place to cast your ballot.


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 2020 Primary the registration deadline is February 7, 2020.

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