North Carolina

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North Carolina is one of the six battleground states that will be most important to delivering the White House, Senate, and wins up and down the ballot on November 3. Here’s how you can help.

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About This State

North Carolina! Home to the biggest rivalry in college sports: NC State vs. Wake Forest. Right? That feels right. You know what else does? Voting. Here's what you need to know about Election Day in the Tar Heel State.

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Why Is This State Special

Some of the good news for Democrats in 2016 was that North Carolina elected both a Democratic governor and attorney general, even though the state tipped to Trump. This meant that swing voters could be won over, and in 2018, Democrats built on that success by winning enough seats to end the Republicans’ supermajority in the state legislature, despite severe gerrymandering. In 2020, popular Democratic Governor Roy Cooper will be back on the ballot, and so will the deeply unpopular Republican Senator Thom Tillis. So as younger and more diverse people move into the state, winning in North Carolina isn’t certain, but it’s definitely within reach.

ROAD TO WIN

COVID-19 UPDATE

The North Carolina board of elections and DMV have partnered to expand online voter registration. People who already have a state driver's license or other DMV-issued ID can now update voter registration information online.

Road to Win

Electoral College Votes

15

Delegates for the DNC

110

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Key Dates

Oct 9

General Election Registration Deadline

Oct 15 – Oct 31

Early Voting (General)

Oct 27

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

Nov 3

General Election

North Carolina Voter Guide

  • How do I register to vote?

    We're working with Vote.org to make this as easy as possible for you, so don't fuck it up.

    Register Here
  • Can I register at the voting booth?

    Only during early voting. But why wait? Do it now! Doitdoitdooooit!

  • This is my home state, but I won't be home for this election. Can I still vote here?

    Yes! If you're registered, your deadline to request a ballot is October 27 and the ballot must be postmarked by November 3. This is called an absentee ballot. You can request your absentee ballot below.

    Request Here
  • Can I vote without leaving my house?

    Yes! If you're registered, your deadline to request a ballot is October 27 and the ballot must be postmarked by November 3. This is called an absentee ballot. You can request your absentee ballot below.

    Request Here
  • Can I vote early?

    Yes. October 15 to October 31.

  • Do I need an ID?

    Ok, so if you completed your registration in the past and have voted before, you're all set. If you're a first-time voter or want to finish your registration on Election Day, you will need to bring a photo ID or a copy of a utility bill, bank statement, or paycheck. Get all the details from VoteRiders.

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Resources

  • Get your absentee ballot here!

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  • Need to show Voter ID? Not sure what kind? Get the specifics in your state here.

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VOTE BY MAIL

The safest way to vote this November? From home. Check the latest absentee rules for your state here, then request your ballot today.

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