How do I register to vote?
Steps required to register to vote
To register to vote in a North Carolina county, a person must meet the following qualifications:
- Must be a U.S. citizen.
- Must be a resident of the county, and prior to voting in an election, must have resided at his or her residential address for at least 30 days prior to the date of the election.
- Must be at least 18 years old or will be 18 by the date of the next general election. (If 17 years old, persons may register no earlier than 60 days prior to the date of the primary election for the general election.)
- Must NOT be serving a sentence for a felony conviction (including probation or on parole). If previously convicted of a felony, the person’s citizenship rights must be restored. Citizenship and voting rights are automatically restored upon completion of the sentence. No special document is needed.
- Must rescind any previous registration in another county or state.
Submit a Registration Application at least 25 days before election date
If you meet the previous qualifications, you may complete and sign a voter registration application. This can be found at your local County Board of Elections or through NCSBE – Voter Registration Application
Be sure to complete all required fields. After completion, mail or deliver the application to the county Board of Elections in which you reside.
**THE DEADLINE TO REGISTER TO VOTE IS 25 DAYS BEFORE THE DATE OF THE ELECTION.
Remember, the primary election date is March 15, 2016, so be sure your registration application is received by the county Board of Election February 19, 2016.
If the application is complete and the person is qualified to vote, the board of elections will mail a voter registration card to the applicant. Generally, this takes 1 to 2 weeks after the board of elections receives the registration application.
For additional information visit – ncsbe.gov/ncsbe/registering-to-vote
I would strongly encourage you follow up with the local board of election regularly to ensure you are within the time frames to be eligible to vote.
In Davie County, you can find contact and additional information on the Davie County Board of Elections at daviecountync.gov/index.aspx?nid=93
In Davidson County, you can find contact and additional information on the Davidson County Board of Elections at votedavidsoncountync.com/