Voting is a crucial civic duty that empowers individuals to shape the course of their communities. To exercise this right effectively, it is vital to know your registration status, ensuring you are eligible and able to vote when the time comes. Additionally, understanding the different types of voting, such as in-person, mail-in, and early voting, allows for informed participation, maximizing the impact of each vote.
Do You Have a Voting Plan?
Register to Vote
To register to vote in North Carolina, you must be a U.S. citizen, live in the county where you are registering for at least 30 days prior to Election Day, and be at least 18 years old or will be by the general election date.
If you are unsure about your registration status, you can check your registration status by entering your information into the Voter Search.
If you are not registered to vote but would like to register, there are 2 options for how to do so:
Online or in person at the DMV.
Use N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles (NCDMV) services. Existing DMV customers may submit a voter registration application online.
Fill out the English N.C. Voter Registration Application (fillable PDF) and submit it by mail.
Vote By Mail
All residents of Cary District D are able to request an absentee ballot for the Oct. 10th Election. There are 2 ways to request an Absentee Ballot:
Option 1 – Request an Absentee Ballot at the N.C. Absentee Ballot Portal.
After completing, submit the form to your county board of elections or in person or by mail via the U.S. Postal Service, DHL, FedEx, or UPS.
If you have any questions about this process, please reach out to the NC State Board of Elections or firstname.lastname@example.org
During the early voting period, voters may cast a ballot at any early voting site in their county, and would-be voters may same-day register and vote. Early Voting begins on September 21st.
Here are the early voting locations and schedules:
Herbert C. Young Community Center
101 Wilkinson Ave., Cary, 27513
Wake County Board of Elections Office
1200 N. New Hope Rd., Raleigh, 27610
Chatham County Early Voting Site for Cary Residents voting in Chatham County:
New Hope Missionary Baptist Church
581 New Hope Church Road, Apex, NC 27523
Chatham County Board of Elections website:
Vote on Election Day
On Election Days, registered voters in North Carolina may vote at their assigned polling place. Polling places will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Any voter in line at their assigned polling place at 7:30 p.m. will be able to vote. The busiest times tend to be early in the morning and just before the polls close. Avoid longer lines by voting at off-peak times.
Find your Election Day polling place by entering your information into the Voter Search, or search using your address with the Election Day Polling Place Search.
You may also request a sample ballot by going into the Voter Search and navigating to the "Your Sample Ballot" section.