The deadline to register to vote in North Carolina is 25 days before the date of an election. The registration must be received or postmarked by the voter registration deadline in order to be considered timely. Persons who register at the DMV or other agencies will be considered registered as of the date the application is given to the agency.
Submitting Your Form:
You must mail or deliver this application in-person with your original signature if you are registering to vote for the first time in your county of residence. If you are changing your name, address or party affiliation within your current county of registration, in addition to mail, you may also fax or email a scanned image of your signed application. If you give your signed application to another person or organization to submit on your behalf, be sure the person or organization can commit to timely submitting your application to the proper board of elections.
College students in North Carolina may register to vote in their school’s county instead of their home county if they do not have a “clear intent to return” to their original address after graduation. Alternatively, they may maintain their registration in their home county and vote there with an absentee ballot.