Your Ballot and Districts
Once you get to the N.C. Board of Elections site, there’s a 4-step process for your sample ballot:
#1 — Enter your first and last names as they appear on your voter registration record. Don’t enter a middle name. It’s not necessary to enter your birth date or county unless you have a very common name.
#2 — Click “Search.”
#3 — Click on your name to see a profile of your registration information. Click on “Districts” to see what districts you live in for different levels of government.
#4 –On the page with your registration profile, go to the box below the words “Sample Ballot,” and click on the letter/number to the right of the current Election date.
If you have questions, please call our hotline at 888-OUR-VOTE (888-687-8683).
The best way to avoid confusion (and the risk of bad weather, long lines or other problems on Election Day) is to vote early at an Early Voting site in your county, where all types of ballots will be available and registration issues can be solved.
About new district lines
The boundary lines of many N.C. State House, N.C. State Senate, and U.S. Congressional districts were redrawn in 2011 using data from the 2010 Census for a variety of reasons, partly to the make the population size in the districts more equal. In 2016, Congressional districts were redrawn again to respond to a federal court order that found the 2011 districts were racially gerrymandered.
As a result, some voters may actually live in, say, different state House Districts than their neighbors in their same precinct and they’ll receive different ballots even though they go to the same polling place to vote on Election Day.