On this page, find details, including dates and deadlines, for the upcoming statewide general election on November 8, 2022.
Voting in the 2022 election officially began on September 9, with the sending of absentee ballots to voters who requested them. For details, see Voting Begins in the 2022 General Election.
To view your sample ballot(s): Registered voters may enter their information into the Voter Search and navigate to “Your Sample Ballot.” Sample ballots will be posted as soon as they are available.
For one-stop early voting locations and schedules in your county, see the One-Stop Early Voting Site Search. Also see One-Stop Voting Sites for the November 8, 2022 Election (PDF) (Coming soon).
On Election Day, November 8, polls are open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Voters who vote on Election Day must go to their assigned polling place. Find your polling place in the Voter Search tool and navigate to "Your Voting Locations."
Statewide General Election
In North Carolina, the statewide general election is Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. This election is also known as the “midterm” as it is held two years (mid-way) into the four-year U.S. presidential term. Races on the ballot include:
- One U.S. Senate seat
- 14 U.S. House seats
- Several state offices (General Assembly, Supreme Court, and Court of Appeals)
- Local judges and prosecutors
- County offices like sheriff and county commissioners
Dates and Deadlines
|2022 Statewide General Election Date or Deadline|
|Sept. 9, 2022: The date by which the boards of elections must make available absentee ballots.|
|Oct. 14, 2022: Civilian voter registration deadline. After this point, only same-day registration during one-stop early voting is available.|
|Oct. 20, 2022: One-stop, in-person early voting period begins.|
|Nov. 1, 2022: Deadline for civilians to submit an absentee ballot request form.|
|Nov. 5, 2022: One-stop, in-person early voting period ends at 3 p.m.|
|Nov. 8, 2022: Election Day and civilian absentee ballot return deadline.|
For information about each voting method available to voters during the statewide primary, follow the links below.
Redistricting: How to Track
Districts define who officials represent during their terms in office: Voters can look up their voting districts, which may have changed due to redistricting, by entering their information into the Voter Search. Find more information about the maps at Voting Maps/Redistricting.