Qualifications to register to vote in North Carolina:
To register to vote in this State, a person must sign a voter declaration attesting that:
- I am a U.S. citizen.
- I have been a resident of North Carolina and this county for 30 days before the election.
- I will be at least 18 years old by the next general election.
- I am not registered, nor will I vote in any other county or state.
- If I have been convicted of a felony, my rights of citizenship have been restored.
How can I register to vote?
Anyone wishing to register to vote, who meets the above mentioned criteria, may obtain a voter registration application in one of the following ways:
- You may go directly to the State Board of Elections Website: http://www.sboe.state.nc.us for a list of departments and agencies that distribute voter registration applications, or to download an application to mail in to your local Board of Elections office.
- You may come by our office and fill out a voter registration application.
- You may call our office and request a voter registration application be mailed to you.
- You may email our office and request a voter registration application be mailed to you through regular mail.
- You may register to vote when you apply for, or renew, your driver’s license at your local Department of Motor Vehicles Office (DMV).
- Your local libraries should have voter registration applications that you can complete and mail to your local Board of Elections office.
- The Department of Social Services and the Employment Security Commission offices should have voter registration applications that you may fill out and mail to your local Board of Elections office.