Your Ballot and Precinct
You can look up your sample ballot and your voting precinct through a three-step process on the State Board of Elections voter lookup tool. We provide instructions on how to complete this process below.
Then follow this three-step process to download your sample ballot and find your Election Day precinct.
#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 – Below the heading, “Sample Ballot,” click on the letter/number to the right of the current Election date on the page with your registration profile. This will bring up a new page with your sample ballot.
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.
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.