3 Ways to Vote

There are 3 ways to vote in North Carolina.

Absentee by Mail

  1. Request a ballot and have it mailed to you. The last day to request a ballot for the primary election is Tuesday, February 27, 2024.
  2. Vote in the presence of 2 witnesses who are at least 18 or a Notary.
  3. Return the ballot by Election Day (Tuesday, March 5, 2024).  The ballot must be received by the board of elections by 7:30 pm on Election Day.

Learn more on our Absentee Voting page.

In-Person Early Voting

Voters may cast their ballot at any early voting site in their county prior to election day. Voters who missed the voter registration deadline can register and vote during early voting. Early voting for the primary election begins on Thursday, February 15 and ends on Saturday, March 2.

Learn more on our Early Voting page.

Election Day

Primary Election Day is Tuesday, March 5, 2023. On Election Day, the polls are open from 6:30 am until 7:30 pm Voters must go to their assigned polling place.

Learn more on our Voting in Person page.

Take Action

Before every election, we recommend you look up your voter record. On your voter record, you can:

  1. Confirm you are registered to vote at your current address.
  2. View your sample ballot which you can print and mark with your choices to take with you to vote.
  3. Find your election day polling place.

Accessible Voting

Visit the State Board of Elections website to learn about accessible voting options for voters with disabilities.