Election Rules

General Election Voter Registration Deadline: October 9

Early voting in North Carolina will take place from October 15 – October 31. Lookup your early voting location here.

North Carolina’s Address Confidentiality Program allows survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, trafficking, or stalking to obtain a substitute address for voter registration. Learn more here.

Restoration of Voting Rights After Felony Convictions: The right to vote is automatically restored for felons following the completion of their parole or probation.

ID Requirements for Voting: North Carolina does not require ID to be shown at the polls.

Absentee Voting: Witness signature requirement for absentee ballots has been reduced from 2 to 1 for the 2020 elections. Any registered North Carolina voter can request an absentee ballot, no excuse is required. Voters can download the form online and must mail or hand it in at least 7 days before the election. Download the application here.

Gender Gaps in Representation

North Carolina ranks 33rd in the country for women’s representation in the State Legislature.

North Carolina Congressional Delegation

North Carolina State Legislature

Voter Turnout

North Carolina had higher voter turnout than the United States overall for both men and women for the 2016 Elections.

Percent Voter Turnout by Gender

Percent Voter Turnout by Race

Other races not shown due to population size