National Voter Registration Day – when election officials across the United States remind eligible individuals of the importance of registering to vote and voting – is Tuesday, September 19.
According to 2020 U.S. Census data, as many as 1 in 4 eligible Americans are not registered to vote.
Here are five quick and easy ways to be #VoteReady in North Carolina:
- If you’re eligible, register to vote. See How to Register for information on registering online (for NCDMV customers) or by completing and returning a North Carolina Voter Registration Application (fillable PDF).
- If you’re already registered, make sure your registration is accurate and up to date through the State Board’s Voter Search tool.
- If necessary, update your registration with your county board of elections. For more information, see Updating Registration.
- Know what elections are coming up for you. Upcoming Election and the State Board’s Local Voter Tool are the best places to find that information.
- Learn more about the elections process in North Carolina, including safeguards in place to ensure accurate elections, at Election Security. Sign up for the State Board’s press releases in the bottom left corner of ncsbe.gov. Questions? Contact the State Board at firstname.lastname@example.org or your county board of elections.
As part of National Voter Registration Day festivities, Karen Brinson Bell, executive director of the North Carolina State Board of Elections, will give a presentation on “What’s Ahead for NC Elections in 2023 and 2024” at 7 p.m. September 19 in the Blue Ridge South Room of Highsmith Student Union, 1 University Heights, the University of North Carolina Asheville. Members of the media are welcome to attend. Brinson Bell, a graduate of UNC Asheville, will be available for media interviews.
Find out more at “What’s Ahead for NC Elections in 2023 and 2024” Event | UNC Asheville.