Voter Registration

Registration Basics

Use our convenient form to apply for voter registration. Forms must be filled out completely and returned to the Board of Elections office.


You may register to vote in Pitt County if you are:

  • A citizen of the United States
  • A person 18 years of age or older on or before the General Election
  • A legal resident of Pitt County and NC for 30 days by the date of the next election
  • Not be serving a felony sentence, including any period of probation, post-release supervision, or parole

Circumstances Requiring Action 

You need to register, change your address or re-register only if you:

  • Are not registered to vote in Pitt County
  • Failed to respond to a confirmation mailing sent by the Board of Elections and have not voted in two successive federal elections or made contact with the elections office since the date of notice.
  • Have changed your name
  • Have moved within Pitt County
  • Wish to change your party affiliation

Registration Locations

You may register to vote or change your address, name, or party, by submitting a signed registration form available at several county locations:

  • Division of Motor Vehicles
  • Elections Office
  • Public Libraries
  • Town Halls
  • Various Public Agencies

Party Affiliation

When you register, you will be asked to declare your party affiliation. You may select any of the following party affiliations:

  • Democratic Party
  • Green Party
  • Libertarian Party
  • No Labels Party
  • Republican Party
  • Unaffiliated (no affiliation)

Primary Determination

Party affiliation determines the political primary in which a voter is eligible to vote. Currently, voters registered as Unaffiliated may choose to vote for Democratic, Green, Libertarian, No Labels, or Republican candidates in partisan primaries.

Changing Affiliation

Voters may change party affiliation within the registration deadline, 25 days prior to Election Day. Candidates must make any party affiliation changes at least 90 days prior to the date on which they file for office. Seventeen year-olds that will be 18 by the next General Election are eligible to vote only for partisan primary candidates. In General Elections, voters may vote for any candidate within their assigned districts regardless of party affiliation.

Voting Information

At the Voting Place

Upon entering the voting place, state your name and address to the election official. In primaries, you must state your party affiliation. If you are properly registered, you will:

  • Sign an official voting document.
  • At the ballot table exchange the signed voting document for your ballot.
  • Go to a voting booth and mark your ballot. Darken the ovals fully of your selected candidates using only the pen provided. If you mark your ballot in error, return it to the election official and they will give you a new ballot.
  • Always flip your ballot over to see if there are contests on the back. In some elections the large number of contests requires a double-sided ballot.
  • After marking your ballot insert it into the voting machine and exit the voting place.

If you are unable to enter the voting place because of age or physical disability, you will be allowed to vote in your vehicle upon signed affirmation of these reasons. Have someone enter the voting place and inform the election officials of your desire to vote in this manner.

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