National Voter Registration Day
On September 22, 2020, Americans will celebrate National Voter Registration Day with a massive cross-country effort to register voters well in advance of Election Day this November.
With a historic presidential election approaching, every eligible American voter should 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. This is why communities across the country are planning to use National Voter Registration Day to increase voter participation.
Thousands of national, state, and local organizations and volunteers will be the driving force behind National Voter Registration Day 2020. Partner organizations will coordinate hundreds of National Voter Registration Day events on and offline nationwide, and leverage #NationalVoterRegistrationDay in all social media platforms 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.
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 3 million Americans have registered to vote on the holiday since the inaugural National Voter Registration Day in 2012.
Register to Vote
The deadline for voter registration in North Carolina is 25 days before the date of the election, Friday, October 9, 2020 for the upcoming November 3, 2020 election. You may register vote by:
- Completing the North Carolina Voter Registration Application (pdf) and submitting it by mail
- Make an appointment or pickup a voter registration form using curbside service at your library.
- Complete your voter registration online through the DMV (instructions through the NC State Board of Elections)
- Registering to vote during the One-Stop early voting period, during which you will also cast your ballot. Please note the proof-of-residency requirements for Same-Day Registration listed on the One-Stop early voting page.
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 (Friday, October 9, 2020 for the upcoming November 3, 2020 primary election). 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 resgistration (to change your name, address, party affiliation, etc) by submitting the North Carolina Voter Regitsration 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. This service does not currently allow voters to change their name.
For more information and details, check information by county: