Complete Your Registration by Mail
North Carolina residents may use the North Carolina Voter Registration Application to register to vote or to update their name, address or party affiliation.
To register to vote or update your current voter registration:
- Complete a North Carolina Voter Registration Application. Make sure to complete all required fields.
- Print the application.
- Sign the application (ink to paper). If you are a new registrant, you must submit the original application by mail or in-person. If you are an existing registrant in the county and are using the form to update your information, you may also fax or email the signed form.
- Mail the form to your county board of elections.
Failure to complete a required field will slow your registration.
If the application is complete and you meet all qualifications to vote, the county board of elections will mail you a voter registration card. This mailing is non-forwardable and serves to verify your address. If the U.S. Postal Service returns a card as undeliverable, a second mailing will be sent. If the second mailing is returned as undeliverable, the voter registration will be denied.
Voter registration applicants who submit their form before the voter registration deadline for the next election should receive their voter card within two weeks. Applicants should contact their county board of elections if they do not receive their voter card. If an application arrives after the deadline, the application will not be processed until after the election.