Time off for voting
Time off to vote is subject to the employer. North Carolina state law does not require employers to grant time off to vote for employees.
2013 Events Calendar
|Pat McCrory - Republican ||January 5,2013|
|Non-partisan Primary and Election with Runoff||October 5,2013|
|Election Day (municipal elections and runoffs)||November 5,2013|
2014 Events Calendar
|Candidate Filing period begins.||February 10,2014|
|Candidate Filing period ends.||February 28,2014|
| One-stop early voting begins (for primary)||April 24,2014|
| One-stop early voting ends (for primary)||May 3,2014|
|Primary Election Day||May 6,2014|
| One-stop early voting begins (for General Election)||October 23,2014|
| One-stop early voting ends - 1:00 p.m. (for General Election)||November 1,2014|
|General Election||November 4,2014|
Poll Hours: 6:30 AM-7:30 PM
Individuals who miss the registration deadline may register in person and then vote at one-stop voting sites in the person's county of residence during the one-stop absentee voting period. In order to register during a one-stop period, the applicant must show acceptable proof of name and residence in the county.
Is voter ID required in North Carolina?
- For most voters, no ID is required. If you are not a first time voter, or at the time of your initial voter registration, you provided your North Carolina driver license number or the last four digits of your social security number and that number was validated, you will not be required to show ID when you vote.
- Also, you are not required to show your voter card. However, if you are a first-time voter and you did not provide your North Carolina driver license or the last four digits of your social security number when you completed your voter registration application, or one or both of those numbers could not be validated, then you will need to provide ID the first time that you vote
If you are required to show ID, you must provide one the following:
- A current and valid photo identification or
- A copy of one of the following documents that shows your name and address: a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document.
Note, the ID that you present does not necessarily need to be a photo ID. Also, it is intended to show proof of person and not proof of residence; thus, there is no requirement that your driver license have your current address. If you will be presenting a form of non-photo ID, such as a utility bill or bank statement, then your ID will need to show your current name and address. A 'current' document would be any document that is dated within six months of the date that you are presenting it to an election official.
To vote in North Carolina, you must be registered. Simply pick up a voter registration application,
fill it out, and mail it at least 25 days before the election date.
Individuals who miss the registration deadline may register in person and then vote at one-stop voting sites in the person's county of residence during the one-stop absentee voting period. In order to register during a one-stop period, the applicant must show acceptable proof of name and residence in the county.Learn about Election Day Registration.
To register to vote in the State of North Carolina, an individual must meet the following qualifications:
- You are a United States citizen;
- Must be a resident of North Carolina.
- Prior to voting, must be a resident of the county for at least 30 days prior to election day.
- Must be at least 18 years old or will be 18 by the date of the next general election.
- Must rescind any previous registration in another county or state.
- If previously convicted of a felony, the person's citizenship rights must be restored
(must not be serving an active sentence, including probation or parole)
Where to Register: In addition to the printable voter registration application accessible on this website, voter registration applications are available at county boards of elections' offices, public libraries, high schools and college admissions offices.
Further, the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (NVRA) requires certain agencies in this state to offer voter registration services.
Voter registration services are offered at the following agencies:
- North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)
- Departments of Social Services (DSS)
- Departments of Public Health (WIC)
- Vocational Rehabilitation offices
- Departments of Services for the Blin
- Departments of Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
- Departments of Mental Health Services
Click here to register to vote
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