Voter Registration Deadlines
The deadline to register to vote in North Carolina is 25 days before an election. The county board of elections must receive your application by this date. If a North Carolina Voter Registration Application (Spanish version) application is received after the deadline, it will be timely if it is postmarked on or before the voter registration deadline. Otherwise, the application will not be processed until after the election.
If you register in person or online through the DMV or another voter registration agency, your application will be timely if it is received by that agency at least 25 days before the election. If an election requires a second primary, voter registration is not allowed between the first and second primary.
If you are a military or overseas voter, the voter registration deadline is 5 p.m. on the day before the election. For more information, visit our Military and Overseas Voting page.