Important Voting Dates

Check with your local board of elections for upcoming important voting dates.

NC Board of Elections

Qualifications to Vote

  • Be a U.S. citizen;
  • Live in the county of his/her registration, and have resided there for at least 30 days prior to the date of the election;
  • Be at least 18 years old, or will be by the date of the general election. 16- and 17-year-olds may preregister to vote.
  • 17-year-olds may vote in a primary election if they will be 18 at the time of the general election; and
  • Not be serving a sentence for a felony conviction, including probation, parole, or post-release supervision. Once an individual has completed a felony sentence or been pardoned, he/she is eligible to register and vote. No additional documentation is needed. Learn more about voting rights for those in the North Carolina criminal justice system.

 Voter qualifications may vary by state.