When you register, you will be asked to declare your party affiliation. You may register in either of the following ways:
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, or Republican candidates in partisan primaries.
Voters may change party affiliation under signature by mail or at any registration location within the registration deadline, 25 days prior to Election Day. Candidates must make any political party 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.
To vote without delay, a voter must ensure a signed NC Voter Registration Form is received by the elections office at least 25 days prior to election day. If you move within Pitt County and fail to file a change of address, on Election Day you will be required to vote according to statutory unreported move procedures.