County Board Kit

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Need to find answers to common inquiries? Scan this media kit-style page, where county boards of elections may locate responses to questions asked frequently by the media and general public.

For guidance related to North Carolina election data, visit How to Work with Our Data.

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  • Visit the Results & Data section of our website.
  • Visit our public FTP site for direct access to all public data files.
  • Visit How to Work with Our Data for detailed information and instructions on how to view registered voter lists, turnout and voter history, history stats, election results, registration stats, and more.

Dates, Events and Voting Schedules



To view your sample ballot:

  • Use the Voter Search (Select the Sample Ballot tab on your voter record).

Note: Sample ballots are available close to election dates, once ballots have been prepared.

Absentee by Mail or Mail-in Voting

General information:

For instructions on requesting, completing, and returning your ballot:

To find more information about voting by mail:

To request a ballot online:

To see the status of your ballot:

  • Use BallotTrax (dashboard is active only during voting season).

To find absentee voting stats:

Early Voting

General Information:

To find early voting sites and hours in your county:

To learn about registering during the early voting period:

To see how early voting will show up on your voter history:

In-Person Voting

General Information:

To find your polling place:

To learn about accommodations at the polls:

To learn about Voter Photo ID:

To learn about voting a provisional ballot:


To register to vote:

To update your registration:

The Voter Search can help you:

  • Check your registration status.
  • View your sample ballot.
  • View your voter history.
  • Find your voting districts.
  • Find your Election Day polling place.

To understand election districts:

Election Security

To ensure your vote counted:

To learn how the State Board and county boards of elections secure elections:

Educational Materials

Youth and young adult educational materials about voting: