How to Register
Registering 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:
- Fill out the North Carolina Voter Registration Application (Spanish version) and submit by mail.
- 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 NCDMV customers may submit their voter registration application online through the DMV.
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 on Military and Overseas Voting.
Certain Agencies are required to offer voter registration services. For more information, visit the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) page.
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. Want to learn more? See Register in Person During Early Voting.