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.
2014 Important Events Calendar
|February 2014 Dates|
| Candidate Filing period begins.||February 10, 2014 -|
| Filing deadline for primary Ballot access - Noon||February 28, 2014|
|April 2014 Dates|
| One-stop early voting begins (for primary)||April 24, 2014 -|
| Last day to request Absentee Ballot by Mail (for primary)||April 29, 2014|
|May 2014 Dates|
| One-stop early voting ends (for primary)||May 3, 2014 -|
| Congressional Primary||May 6, 2014|
| Last Day to Return Absentee Ballot by Mail (for primary)||May 6, 2014 -|
|June 2014 Dates|
| Independent Filing deadline for General Election - Noon||June 27, 2014 -|
|September 2014 Dates|
| Absentee Voting By Mail begins for the General Election||September 5, 2014 -|
|October 2014 Dates|
| Voter Registration Deadline||October 10, 2014|
| One-stop early voting begins (for General Election)||October 23, 2014|
| Last Day to Request an Absentee Ballot by Mail||October 28, 2014 -|
|November 2014 Dates|
| One-stop early voting ends - 1:00 p.m. (for General Election)||November 1, 2014 -|
| November General Election Day||November 4, 2014|
Since 2007, North Carolina has allowed voters to register and vote on the same day at early voting locations that are open from 19 days before the election to 3 days before the election.
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. North Carolina does not permit same-day registration on Election Day, however.
How can I find my polling location?
If you do not know where your polling place is,you can use www.ncsbe.gov to find your voting precinct and polling location.
If you have any issues or questions, please contact your County Clerk
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.
- Beginning in 2016, North Carolina will require voters to show a photo identification (photo ID) when they present to vote in person.This change is a result of the Voter Information Verification Act or âVIVA.â (S.L. 2013-381).
- Until 2016, most voters will not be required to show any form of identification when they vote. 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.
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