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Democrat: 2,652,997           


Libertarian: 27,547           


Republican: 2,007,350           


Unaffiliated: 1,896,092


Total: 6,583,986


Full Statistics (Updated: 05/07/2016)

The State Board of Elections is the state agency charged with overall responsibility for administration of the elections process and campaign finance disclosure in North Carolina. Press inquiries should be directed to the agency's public information officer, Jackie Hyland, at 919-715-1790 or


In 2016, North Carolina will require that voters present an acceptable photo ID at the polls in order to cast a regular ballot.  Click here for a list of acceptable IDs.  If you do not have an acceptable photo ID, you can get one for free at the DMV.  For information and help obtaining documents, click here or call 1-866-522-4723. 

There are a number of exceptions to the photo ID requirement, including an opportunity for voters to sign a declaration stating that a reasonable impediment prevents the voter from obtaining acceptable photo ID. Click here for additional details and a list of other exceptions to the photo ID requirement.


Eligible individuals may register and vote during the one-stop early voting period.  This “same-day registration” option remains the subject of ongoing litigation in federal court.  Please check back at this website for updates.  Click here to check your voter registration status.   


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” 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.

The State Board of Elections is responsible for the administrative Rules found in Chapter 8 of the North Carolina Administrative Code

Notice of public comment period for proposed Rule 08 NCAC 17. 0106, on signage to ensure that voters who appear at early voting sites are aware of the option to request a mail-in ballot when that option is still available.

To be added to the list of interested parties for rule-making conducted by the State Board of Elections, email or mail to PO Box 27255, Raleigh, NC 27611-7255.