The following fields on a voter registration form are required:
- Citizenship and Age checkboxes
- Full Name
- Date of Birth
- Address (need physical address and mailing address, if applicable)
Any voter registration forms completed by new registrants at voter registration drives or sent by mail must contain the applicant’s North Carolina driver license number or DMV-issued identification card. If none of these are provided, the registrant shall provide the last four digits of his/her social security number. If the registrant cannot supply an identification number, he/she may still register, but must be prepared to show identification at the polling place the first time he/she presents to vote.
If you realize that a registrant has not completed the voter registration form, DO NOT complete the form for them. The incomplete form should not be altered by you, but should be given to the county board of elections AS IS. The county boards of elections have procedures in place to contact the applicant to retrieve the missing information. Also, do not place sticky notes or flags on any incomplete form to alert the county board to these deficiencies. Voter registration applications are scanned into the voter registration database system prior to any data entry and these notes are simply removed by the county board staff prior to scanning.
Voter registration forms can be obtained from your local county board of elections office. Orders require the completion of a request form, which can be found here.
All forms - both complete and incomplete - that have been marked by a person must be mailed, faxed, or scanned and emailed to the State Board of Elections.
NC State Board of Elections
P.O. Box 27255
Raleigh, NC 27611
Fax: (919) 715-0135
Email: [email protected]
We do not require unused forms to be returned. However, these forms are printed at a cost to the state. If you do have a large number of forms that you do not plan to use, please return them to your local county board of elections office or to the State Board of Elections.