If I am registered unaffiliated, can I vote in a primary?

Yes. Unaffiliated voters in North Carolina may vote in primary elections. Unaffiliated voters may choose to participate in any recognized party's partisan primary, or they may request a non-partisan ballot. However, the voter must choose only one party's primary. Participating in a partisan primary will not affect your status as an unaffiliated voter. The partisan choice does carry over to a second primary if one is called. If you request a non-partisan ballot, you will only vote for those contests that are non-partisan (i.e. judicial contests, referenda, etc.).

Party affiliation only determines what you see on your ballot in a primary election.

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1. How do I know what contests and candidates are on my ballot?
2. Where do I find qualifications and platforms of the candidates?
3. Can I vote in the municipal election?
4. If I am registered unaffiliated, can I vote in a primary?
5. What is the difference between absentee voting and universal vote-by-mail?
6. What is provisional voting?