We’ve compiled a list of voter tools and information to help answer some questions you may have about the process this year.

If you have more specific questions, or would like to talk about the candidates on your sample ballot please contact Sue Ann Forrest, Director of Legislative Relations at [email protected].

Sample Ballot

Did you know you can view your sample ballot before election day? This feature allows you to view the entire list of races and candidates on your ballot from President to Soil and Water Commissioners. You can conduct your own research on candidates!

You can view the following information on this site:

  • Check voter registration status
  • Sample ballot
  • Party affiliation
  • Election day polling place
  • Voter history (elections you have participated in)
  • Absentee ballot information

Absentee Ballot Portal 

If you are a registered NC voter, you can use this portal to request an absentee by mail ballot which will be mailed to your home address.

Ballot Tracking

Track the status of your mail-in ballot from printing to acceptance. This is a helpful tool to know where your absentee ballot is during processing.

Voter Registration

Do you need to update your voter registration?

  • Existing NC Division of Motor vehicle customers can submit their voter registration application online through the DMV.
  • Complete a voter registration application. Print and sign the application. Mail the form to your county board of elections.
  • The voter registration deadline in NC for the 2020 general election is October 9, 2020. (The county board of elections must receive your application by this date. You can drop off the application at your county board of elections. Eligible voters may register to vote and vote on the same day during the early voting period.)

Early Voting Sites

  • In 2020, the early voting period begins Thursday, October 15 and ends Saturday October 31.
  • During early voting, voters can cast a ballot at ANY early voting site in their county. (On Election Day, voters must vote at their assigned precinct.)
  • Eligible voters may register to vote during the early voting period.
  • Find early voting sites and schedules here.