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Register To Vote

Register online or via paper application.


The state of North Carolina requires that all prospective voter registrants meet various eligibility criteria, including U.S. citizenship and state residency.

North Carolinians aged 16 or 17 years old may preregister to vote. Those aged 17 years old may vote in a primary election if they will be 18 years old by the date of the corresponding general election. All voters must be aged 18 years or older to vote in a general election.

North Carolinians actively serving a sentence for a felony conviction are prohibited from voting. ​Those who have completed a felony sentence, including any probation, parole, or post-release supervision, are eligible to register and vote. No additional documentation is needed.

Those serving an extended term of probation, parole, or post-release supervision under a felony conviction for no reason other than outstanding fines, fees, or restitution are now eligible to register and vote.

Register Online

Those with a North Carolina Driver License or North Carolina DMV-issued ID may register to vote or update their existing voter registration online at no cost.

Register via Paper Application

All eligible North Carolinians may register to vote or update an existing voter registration by completing the paper application and submitting it to their local county board of elections, either in-person or by-mail. Mailing addresses for all 100 county boards of elections are provided on the paper application.

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