How to Register
Register to Vote
Once you’ve determined you’re someone who can register to vote, there are two primary methods available to apply for voter registration in North Carolina:
- Use N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles (NCDMV) services:
- Select the option to register to vote while applying for a vehicle license or ID.
- Existing DMV customers may submit a voter registration application online. Learn more at Complete Your Registration Online Through the DMV.
- Fill out the English N.C. Voter Registration Application (PDF) or the Spanish N.C. Voter Registration Application (PDF) and submit it by mail. Learn more at Complete Your Registration by Mail.
Certain agencies are required to offer voter registration services. For more information, visit the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) page.
Note: The federal Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) allows certain voters an expedited means to register and vote by mail-in ballot. Find more information at Military and Overseas Voting.
Regular Voter Registration Deadline
The regular deadline to register to vote in North Carolina is 25 days before an election. For more information, see Voter Registration Deadlines.
Register in Person During Early Voting
After the regular voter registration deadline, would-be voters may same-day register and vote in person during the early voting period. Learn more at Register in Person During Early Voting.