How to Register to Vote in North Carolina

Voter Registration How to Register to Vote in North Carolina

How to Register to Vote in North Carolina

Registering to vote is a responsibility that every citizen has. It allows you to choose the leaders you want. Voting also enables you to practice your democratic right by electing someone to represent you, your ideas, and your interest. If you've been planning to register to vote NC, start registration right away.

North Carolina offers an online voter registration system. However, you can also register by mail or in person at your county board of elections office. These three ways can be a bit lengthy especially if you don't know where to start. Fortunately, DoNotPay can help.

Who Is Eligible to Register to Vote in North Carolina?  

To be eligible to register to vote in North Carolina, you must: 

  1. Be a citizen of the United States
  2. Be at least 18 years old by Election Day
  3. Have lived in North Carolina for 30 days before the election
  4. Not currently be incarcerated for a felony conviction

How to Register to Vote in North Carolina

There are three ways to register vote in North Carolina:

  • Online: You can register online if you have a valid driver's license or state ID card issued by the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV). The DMV will automatically transfer your information from its database and submit it as an electronic application for voter registration. If you do not have a valid driver's license, permit, or state ID card issued by the North Carolina DMV, you can still register online using an interactive application.
  • By Mail: To register by mail, you will need to complete a voter registration form by filling in your name and address. Once done, print it, sign with an ink pen and send it to your county board of elections.
  • In-Person: If you would like to register in person, you should visit your county board of elections office or any other designated voter registration location. The deadline to register in person is 15 days before the election. You will need to bring valid identification that shows your name and current address.

Voter Registration Deadlines in NC

The last day of voter registration depends on the method used.

Registration MethodDeadline
Online25 days before Election Day
By MailMust be postmarked 25 days before Election Day
In-PersonSame day registration available during early voting period

How to Check if You're Registered to Vote in North Carolina 

If you are not sure whether you are registered to vote in North Carolina, you can check online or contact your local elections office.

Not Sure Where to Start? DoNotPay Can Help  

Do you need guidance on voter registration in North Carolina? DoNotPay's easy-to-follow steps will provide you with a way to register to vote, cancel or update your registration, or even verify if you're registered.

DoNotPay is a fast, automated, easy-to-use, and reliable way to register to vote in North Carolina. Here are the steps:

  1. Search "voter registration" on DoNotPay.


  2. Select whether you want to register to vote, change your voter information, cancel your registration, or verify your registration.


  3. Enter the state you want to register in (or are registered in) and confirm that you meet the eligibility requirements. Answer a few questions about you to help us verify your identity and complete your application.


  4. Provide your signature and verify that your information is correct.

That's all! DoNotPay will either get you registered or make sure that your information is updated!

What Else Can DoNotPay Do?

Helping you register to vote is just one of the many things DoNotPay can assist you with.

DoNotPay can help you solve a whole lot of issues such as:


If you are a resident of North Carolina and meet the eligibility requirements, we recommend that you register to vote. You can register in person, by mail, or online. It only takes a few minutes. You should also consider using DoNotPay if you don't know where to start or if you would like to register at the comfort of your home or work through a fast, easy-to-use, and automated service.

Remember, if you don't register, you cannot vote. Contact DoNotPay today and let's make you a voter in North Carolina!

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