Early voting starts today in North Carolina

Early voting starts today in North Carolina

Starting today, North Carolina voters will have a chance to cast a ballot in-person for the 2022 Primary Election.

During this election, voters can choose which candidates for the state’s open seat in the U.S. Senate, congressional races and legislature seats along with hundreds of local offices across the state. From today until 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 14, registered voters can cast their ballots at any early voting site in their county.

During the early voting period, eligible individuals can register and vote on the same day if you missed the April 22 voter registration deadline. Make sure you show up with either a photo ID OR a utility bill, bank statement or paycheck with your name and current address on it.

You can also hand-deliver your absentee ballot in-person at any early voting site in your county during early voting hours, or your county board of elections office when it is open and staffed, by 5:00pm on Election Day, May 17. The deadline to request a mail-in ballot is May 10. 

  • Find information on how to request an absentee ballot here, and for information on returning absentee-by-mail ballots, learn more here.

If you are unable to vote early, you can go vote in-person on Election Day, May 17, at your precinct. For more information about early voting, please visit the NC State Board of Elections’ Vote Early in Person site.

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Alanna Joyner

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