Information about voting in North Carolina

For info from the NC State board of elections, including absentee ballots, early voting, voting rules, deadlines, etc:

  • voters can also call their county board of elections with voting questions:
    * Lenoir County Board of Elections:  252-523-0636 
    * Pitt County Board of Elections:  252-902-3300

Important dates:

  • October 1: recommended deadline for requesting an absentee ballot
  • October 9: mailed-in voter registration forms must be postmarked
  • October 15-31: Early voting including same-day voter registration
  • October 27: deadline for requesting an absentee ballot
  • November 3: Election day; absentee ballots must be postmarked
  • November 6: absentee ballots must be received by board of elections

Register to vote

How to vote

  • Find your polling place and vote in person on Election Day November 3, between 6:30 am-7:30 pm: Look up your polling place at

Required documents for same-day voter registrants:
Same-day registrants must provide proof of where they live by showing any of the following documents with their current name and address:

  • North Carolina driver’s license
  • Other photo identification issued by a government agency. Any government-issued photo ID is acceptable, provided that the card includes the voter’s current name and address.
  • A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document showing the voter’s name and address
  • A current college/university photo identification card paired with proof of campus habitation.

Prefer a visual presentation?: Here’s a PowerPoint presentation about voting in NC

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