2020 Voter Information


Everything you want to know about voting in North Carolina provided by the Democratic National Committee (202) 863-8000. This communication is not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee. Copyright © 2020 DNC Services Corporation

Making a Voting Plan

Step 1 – Check your voter status.

Click Voter Search and enter your name into the State Board of Elections form.

If you are in the North Carolina Voter Database, click your name and review the information for accuracy

If you do not find your name, try using a previous name or check the “sounds like”option.

If the information in the Voter Database is incorrect or you have not registered in NC, click the North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles button. DMV also offers myNCDMV, for your Apple or Android device. You may also update your party affiliation through the DMV portal.

The North Carolina Board of Election database includes your voting history as well as your election day polling place and political jurisdictions.

For the November 3, 2020 Election Voter registration is open until October 9, 2020 at 5:00 PM which is 25 days before the election. Voter Registration is also available at Early Voting Sites.


Step 2 Decide How to Vote

Ways to Vote in 2020

Currently, the voting methods listed below are in use this year. Each option links to instructions. Due to the COVIC-19 Pandemic changes to Vote by Mail have been made and instructions are included in the next section.

  1. Election Day at my Polling Place
  2. Early Voting
  3. Absentee By Mail*
  4. Military or Overseas
  5. Voter Rights Guide for those in the NC Justice System

Absentee Voting By Mail Advocacy Groups


Step by Step Vote by Mail

Request an Absentee Ballot Form

In September, an online tool was launched by the Board of Elections. Click the link below to request to vote by mail.

Requests to vote by mail must be submitted by Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 5 PM.

The Vote by Mail Ballot Package

Beginning September 4, the Board of Elections will begin sending ballot packages The ballot package includes the following 3 items.

  1. Absentee Ballot
  2. Return envelope with a certificate statement
  3. Instruction sheet

The ballot package cannot be picked up in person.

The mail-in absentee ballots are counted at 2 p.m. on Election Day, but the results are not posted until after 7:30 p.m., after the closing of the polls on Election Day.

How to Vote By Mail

The Board of Elections has created a web page with instructions for voting by mail. Following these instructions will ensure that your vote is properly completed and received.

Five Steps to Vote by Mail in North Carolina in the 2020 General Election

Ballots sent by mail must be postmarked by 5 PM on Election Day.

How Are Votes Counted

Voting and COVID-19

Thought Leaders Interview – Damon Circosta, Chair State Board of Elections June 17, 2020

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