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Your Ballot and Precinct

NOTE: Sample ballots for the November 2018 Election are not yet available through the State Board of Elections website, but you may still look up your Election Day precinct.  

Follow a four-step process to download your sample ballot and find your Election Day precinct. (Some ballots may not be assigned until later this fall.)

#1 —  Click here to open the N.C. State Board of Elections voter lookup page.

#2 — 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.”

#3 — Click on your name to see a profile of your registration, including your precinct’s Election Day polling place and the jurisdictions you live in. 

#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) or the State Board of Elections at 866-522-4723.

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 many registration issues can be solved.

Click here to look up your county’s Early Voting locations >>>

About new district lines

The boundary lines of many N.C. State House, N.C. State Senate, and U.S. Congressional districts were redrawn after the 2010 Census and various court rulings. Some precincts were divided between, say, two state House Districts; as a result, neighbors in their same precinct may receive different ballots even though they go to the same polling place to vote on Election Day.