Protecting Your Vote

Election officials across the state work together to achieve the same goal: To ensure the safety and security of all voters and the election process. Explore the content in this section to learn about the safeguards in place and how you can help secure North Carolina’s elections.

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Safeguards in Place

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Maintaining Accurate Voter Rolls

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An important safeguard of the integrity of North Carolina’s elections is a systematic program that ensures that only eligible and qualified voters are on the state’s voter rolls and that such voters are not erroneously removed from the rolls. The State Board of Elections is required to adopt a list maintenance program that is uniform and nondiscriminatory. View the PDF for more information.

NC Voter Registration List Maintenance Guide (PDF)

How You Can Help Secure North Carolina’s Elections

Ways North Carolina voters can help secure our elections:

  • Please register and vote if eligible. To make sure it’s up to date, check your voter registration on the Voter Search.
  • Carefully review your selections on your ballot before casting it. Remember, once you put your ballot in the tabulator it cannot be retrieved, so it is important to make sure you have selected each desired ballot item.
  • If you encounter any issues when voting, immediately report the issue to a precinct official at the polling place.
  • Advocate for additional state or federal funding for cybersecurity improvements and new voting systems.
  • Seek information about elections from trusted sources, such as the State Board and county boards of elections. Be mindful that information about elections that you find and share on social media may not be accurate. 
  • For regular updates on voting in North Carolina, follow the State Board on X and LinkedIn, and like us on Facebook.
  • Witness the process firsthand, serve your community — and get paid — by becoming a precinct official or election worker.