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Look Up Your Sample Ballot

You can look up your sample ballot and Election Day polling place (voting location) using this voter lookup tool provided by the NC State Board of Elections (instructions below).
NOTE: Sample Ballots are not yet posted for the 2023 Municipal Elections.
Board of Elections Voter Lookup Tool

Non-Partisan Voter Guides

We provide non-partisan voter guides for many cities and towns across the state with important voting information and responses from candidates on issues you care about.
NOTE: Voter Guides are not yet posted for the 2023 Municipal Elections.
View Voter Guides

How to Look Up Your Sample Ballot

You can look up your sample ballot (along with your Election Day voting location or precinct and your voting districts) through a three-step process on the State Board of Elections voter lookup tool.

Sample ballots for the 2023 Municipal Elections are not yet live. Check back closer to Election Day to find yours!

We provide instructions on how to complete this process below.

Then follow this three-step process to view 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.”
Sample Ballot Step 1
  1. 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.
Sample Ballot Step 2
  1. 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.
Sample Ballot Step 3

About new district lines

The boundary lines of many N.C. State House, N.C. State Senate, and U.S. Congressional districts were recently redrawn as a result of the 2020 Census. Some precincts were divided differently than in past years so you may receive a different ballot than your neighbors.

You can view all of your voting districts (for local, state, and national offices) in the voter lookup tool explained above.  See the image below for where to find them under the heading “Your Jurisdictions.”