National Voter Registration Day
On September 28, 2021, Americans will celebrate National Voter Registration Day with a massive cross-country effort to register voters ahead of critical state and local elections in 2021 and midterm elections in 2022.
Every eligible American voter should have the option to exercise his or her right to be heard at the ballot box, and National Voter Registration Day is the right day to start by getting registered. Communities across the country, in all 50 states and D.C., are planning to use National Voter Registration Day to get registered and get #VoteReady.
Thousands of national, state, and local organizations and volunteers will be the driving force behind National Voter Registration Day 2021. Partner organizations will coordinate hundreds of National Voter Registration Day events on and offline nationwide, and leverage #NationalVoterRegistrationDay and #VoteReady on social media to drive attention to voter registration.
The effort’s website, www.NationalVoterRegistrationDay.org, provides a listing of National Voter Registration Day events across the country, in communities and held virtually. It also includes comprehensive and state-specific resources on all things voter registration and voting more generally.
Founded in 2012, National Voter Registration Day is designed to create an annual moment when the entire nation focuses on registering Americans to exercise their most basic right – the right to vote. Nearly 4.5 million Americans have registered to vote on the holiday since the inaugural National Voter Registration Day.
Register to Vote
The deadline for voter registration in North Carolina is 25 days before the date of the election, Sept. 10, 2021 for municipal elections on Oct. 5, 2021 and Oct. 8, 2021 for municipal elections on Nov. 2, 2021. You may register vote by:
- Completing the North Carolina Voter Registration Application (pdf) and submitting it by mail
- Pickup a voter registration form at your library.
- Complete your voter registration online through the DMV (instructions through the NC State Board of Elections)
Print the completed voter registration form and submit it to your local county board of elections. You may also pick up voter registration forms from your local library. Your application must be postmarked by or received by your county board of elections no later than 25 days before the date of the first election in which you desire to vote. For complete instructions, visit the North Carolina State Board of Elections Voter Registration page.
The North Carolina State Board of Elections provides a list of qualifications for voter registration in North Carolina.
If you believe you have already registered to vote in North Carolina, you may check your voter registration status online.
Update Your RegistrationYou may update your voter registration (to change your name, address, party affiliation, etc) by submitting the North Carolina Voter Registration application. Updates to name, address, and party affiliation must be signed, but can be provided by fax or email. Division of Motor Vehicles customers may update their voter registration residential or mailing address and party affiliation through the DMV’s Online Voter Registration Service.
For more information and details, check information by county: