Early voting has already begun for most local elections in North Carolina. Our local and municipal elections are critically important. We’ll be deciding on decision-makers such as mayors, school board, and town council members.
If you’re not sure if your area is holding an election, check out this helpful tool from the state Board of Elections office: https://www.ncsbe.gov/voting/upcoming-election/local-voter-tool
It’s always a good idea to make your voting plan early. To help you prepare, here are some resources you might find useful:
Where & When to Vote Early
Find your county’s early voting location and times here: https://vt.ncsbe.gov/ossite/
Find Your Voter Record Online
You can check your registration, view a sample ballot for your county, and locate your polling place for Election Day at: https://vt.ncsbe.gov/RegLkup/
What if You Miss Early Voting?
While we encourage you to vote early if you can, Election Day itself will be Tuesday, November 7. Polling locations will be open that day from 6:30 am to 7:30 pm. You can look up your voter record to check your polling location and view your sample ballot here: https://myncvote.com
A Photo Idea is Now Required to Vote in NC—But There Are Exceptions!
Find out more at: https://www.ncvoter.org/voter-id/
And What About Vote By Mail?
Note: Not all municipalities offer absentee-by-mail voting
You can go online to request your absentee ballot by mail. If you plan to vote by mail, we strongly recommend you do so as soon as possible. The deadline to request an absentee ballot for November’s municipal elections is 5 pm on Tuesday, October 31. Find out more at: https://www.ncsbe.gov/voting/vote-mail
If you’ve got questions or experience anything unusual at the polls, call the non-partisan Election Protection Hotline at 888-687-8683.
Thank you for voting!