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How to Vote on Election Day

2020 NC General Election

In North Carolina, you have three options of how to vote:

(1) Vote by Mail (Absentee) – The deadline to request an absentee ballot for the 2020 Election has passed. If you already requested your ballot, see instructions here on how to complete and mail your ballot.

(2) Vote Early – Vote at any Early Voting site in your county October 15 – October 31.

⚠️ Early Voting also allows you to register or update your registration on-site. You can NOT do this on Election Day.

(3) Vote on Election Day – See below for where and when.

When is Election Day for the 2020 NC General Election?

Election Day: Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020, 6:30 AM – 7:30 PM

⚠️ 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.