October 14: Regular Voter Registration Deadline!
FACT: Voters will NO LONGER be required to present photo identification at the polls in order to vote.
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For the November 8, 2016 General Election
September 9, 2016, Absentee voting begins
November 1, 2016, Deadline to request mail-in absentee ballot
One-Stop Early Voting Period October 20-November 5
Persons who are not registered in a county may register to vote during the one-stop early voting period. This process is called “Same-Day Registration.” To use same-day registration, a person must complete a voter registration application and show an election official proof of residential address in the county. This “proof of address” may consist of one of the following:
- a North Carolina Driver’s License or State-issued identification card
- a photo ID issued by a government agency
- a document showing the name and current address of the applicant. To be current, the document must be the most recent version or at least dated within three (3) months of the date it is presented to an election official. Copies of acceptable documents are permissible. It is also permissible for a voter to present an electronic or online version of a document as long as the document is obtained from the original source (e.g., e-Bills from utility companies, electronic bank statements, electronic earnings statement from employer, etc. and shows his or her current name and address.
Within two business days of the person’s registration, the county board of elections will verify the registrant’s driver license or social security number, update the voter registration database, search for possible duplicate registrations, and proceed to verify the registrant’s address by mail. The registrant’s vote will be counted unless the county board of elections determines that he or she is not qualified to vote.