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2024 General Election

North Carolina will hold its general election on Nov. 5, 2024. Below, review which offices are up for election, dates, deadlines, voting tips and more.

Offices up for Election

Offices up for election in 2024 include the following:

  • U.S. President/Vice President
  • U.S. House of Representatives
  • Governor
  • Lieutenant Governor
  • Secretary of State
  • State Auditor
  • State Treasurer
  • Superintendent of Public Instruction
  • Attorney General
  • Agriculture Commissioner
  • Labor Commissioner
  • Insurance Commissioner
  • State Senator
  • State Representative
  • N.C. Supreme Court Justice
  • N.C. Court of Appeals Judge
  • Superior Court Judge
  • District Court Judge
  • District Attorney
  • County Commissioner
  • Clerk of Superior Court
  • Register of Deeds

Many counties have elections for boards of commissioners and boards of education. A number of municipalities also have elections for mayor and seats on the municipal governing board.

Dates and Deadlines

Here are voter dates and deadlines for the 2024 general election in North Carolina:

  • Sept. 6, 2024: County boards of elections begin mailing absentee ballots to eligible voters who submitted an absentee ballot request form.
  • Oct. 11, 2024: Voter registration deadline (5 p.m.).*
  • Oct. 17, 2024: In-person early voting begins; same-day registration available.
  • Oct. 29, 2024: Absentee ballot request deadline (5 p.m.).*
  • Nov. 2, 2024: In-person early voting ends (3 p.m.).
  • Nov. 5, 2024: General Election Day.
  • Nov. 5, 2024: Absentee ballot return deadline (7:30 p.m.).*

Find other important dates for the election on our web calendar: Voter Dates & Deadlines.

*Voter registration and absentee voting deadlines are different for military and overseas citizen voters.

Local Voter Tool

We will update our voter tool that tracks election contests in your county for 2024. Please revisit this page later.

Important Tips for Voters

  • Need to register or update your registration? See How to Register or Updating Registration.
  • Check your registration: Voters can check to make sure their registration information is accurate and up to date using the Voter Search tool. There, you can also find your polling place, absentee ballot information, and more.
  • Find your sample ballot: All eligible, registered voters will find their sample ballot(s) in the “Your Sample Ballot” section of their Voter Search profile when they become available. For even-year elections, sample ballots are typically available 50 days before Election Day.
  • Don’t forget your photo ID: North Carolina voters will be asked to show photo ID when they check in to vote. Learn more: Voter ID.
  • Three ways to vote: Follow the links below to learn about the voting methods available to voters.
    1. Vote Early in Person
    2. Vote in Person on Election Day
    3. Vote By Mail