When is Early Voting?
Early Voting lasts 17 days and ends on the Saturday before Election Day.
NOTE: Not all cities and towns will have Early Voting for their 2023 Municipal Elections. You can find out if you have Early Voting in 2023 by checking the 2023 Municipal Election Lookup here.
Why use Early Voting?
- Avoid long lines
- Access more flexible voting hours and locations
- Have a chance to register or update your registration on-site
KEEP IN MIND Registering to vote on-site when you vote is NOT available on Election Day.
Where can I Vote Early?
You can vote early at any Early Voting site in your county. Each county has its own site(s). Hours and days of the week in operation may vary by site.
NOTE Early Voting sites are different than your Election Day voting location. You need to know the North Carolina county you live in.
We hear from a lot of people that the N.C. State Board of Elections Early Voting “look up” tool isn’t always easy to navigate. If you have difficulty with it, please read the following instructions to find your county’s Early Voting options:
#2 — Select your county from the drop-down menu listed on the above site.
# 3 — Click “Find sites.”
# 4 — A list and map of the sites in your county will appear. Click the name of your preferred site (for example, the one closest to your home or work) to see the Early Voting hours available at that site.