Early voting, also known as One-Stop Absentee Voting, allows any registered voter to cast their absentee ballot in person on select days prior to the Election Day. For the 2016 general election, early voting begins on October 20th and runs until November 5th (polls close at 1pm).
Locations and times vary for One-Stop Voting, but it is often at the County Board of Elections Office; Counties may designate alternative or additional sites. Look up your county’s early voting hours and locations here.
You may register to vote during early voting. See the next section for more information.
Can I register and vote the same day?
Only during early voting. The early voting period runs from October 20 – November 5. You must be registered to vote prior to Election Day, which is November 8th.
In order to register during the early voting period, you will need to complete a voter registration form and bring at least one of the following acceptable forms of identification:
- North Carolina driver’s license
- Photo ID issued by government agency
- Student photo ID with a school document showing the student’s address
- Utility bill, bank statement, payroll stub, or document from any government agency with your name and current address.