What happens when you don’t vote? People who don’t share your values are elected to office!
Whether it’s your schools, the park you walk your dogs in, the roads you drive on, public health issues, the air you breathe and the water you drink, or our economy, our elected officials are making many of the decisions about our daily lives.
There are a number of reasons people may decide not to vote, but the end result is a government that does not represent our views, or listen to us when we come to them for support on an issue. This needs to change.
And your vote can make all the difference!
Voting in North Carolina in 2015:
We have some new rules for how we vote, but most voters will not be required to show any form of photo identification until 2016.
Same Day Registration:
While not available during the 2014 election, same-day registration for eligible individuals is currently allowed for 2015 due to a preliminary injunction granted under a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. However, this option remains the subject of ongoing litigation in federal court. Please check the NC State Board of Elections website for updates.
Voters who appear on Election Day in the correct county but in the improper precinct may cast a provisional ballot, which will be counted for all contests in which the voter was eligible to participate. This “out-of-precinct voting” is currently permitted due to a preliminary injunction granted under a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, but this option remains the subject of ongoing litigation in federal court. Please check back at this website for updates. Click here to locate your assigned precinct polling location.
If you have questions or experience problems with registering or voting, please call the NC State Board of Elections at 866-522-4723 or visit http://www.ncsbe.gov/ncsbe/.
Note: this site is not sponsored by the NC Board of Elections.