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How to Vote on Election Day

2021 NC Municipal Elections

When is Election Day for the 2021 NC Municipal Elections?

Many cities and towns across North Carolina are currently scheduled to elect local offices in 2021. Different cities have different Election Days this year.

>>TO FIND MORE INFORMATION ON YOUR COUNTY’S MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS, SEE THIS MUNICIPAL ELECTION LOOKUP TOOL ON THE NC STATE BOARD OF ELECTIONS WEBSITE.

In 2021, there are currently two municipal election dates:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021
  • Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021

How are municipal election dates determined? They are set according to the election method as outlined by N.C. General Statutes, a local act of the General Assembly, and/or municipal charters. To learn about election methods, see the State Board of Elections’ information on TYPES OF ELECTIONS: MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS.

⚠️ On Election Day, if you are in line to vote by 7:30 PM, you can vote. Stay in line.

Where can I vote on Election Day?

You must vote at your assigned polling place.  This is different than the Early Voting locations. 

👉🏾You can look up your polling place using the NC State Board of Elections voter lookup page here.

⚠️ If you go to the wrong polling place and don’t have time to get to the right place, ask for a provisional 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. Click “Search.”

#2 — Click on your name from the list of similar names to see a profile of your registration, including your precinct’s Election Day polling place, the jurisdictions you live in, and a link to your Sample Ballot. 

#3 – You can view your Election Day voting location (precinct) using this tool. Click the header that says “Election Day Polling Place.”  The location listed is where you can vote on Election Day only – Early Voting sites are different.

Other Questions?

For the latest on where or how to vote, call 888-OUR-VOTE.