The North Carolina Primary is Tuesday, May 8th. Here is everything you need to know to cast your vote!
For the first time in a LONG time, almost all 170 state legislative races have both a Republican and Democratic candidate in North Carolina. This is HUGE because right now the GOP holds the majority in both the NC House and Senate, giving them veto power over Governor Roy Cooper. Not only are we working to elect the strongest national candidates to carry the Blue Wave through North Carolina, but this year’s elections are vital at the statehouse as well.
What Do You Need to Know to Vote on Election Day Tuesday (May 8)?
- Polls open at 6:30 am and close at 7:30 pm. Identify your polling location.
- Registered voters who are 17 and will be 18 in November can vote on Primary Election Day (May 8)
- Any voter in line at 7:30 pm must be allowed to vote.
- You MUST already be a registered voter to cast a ballot on Election Day (May 8)
- NO voter I.D. is needed to vote in North Carolina!
- An election official will ask you to state your name, address and what political party you are affiliated with.
- You MUST be asked to sign a voter authorization document BEFORE your ballot is issued.
- Your ballot should match your affiliated party. Unaffiliated voters may choose a Democratic or Republican ballot. Your ballot will be based on the address where you have resided for the past thirty (30) days. View your sample ballot now!
- If you are told that you are not found to be a registered voter, you MUST be given a provisional ballot to vote.
Voter Aid and Accessibility
North Carolina law allows any voter to receive assistance in entering and exiting a voting booth as well as preparing a ballot. Assistance may be provided by an immediate family member. Curbside voting is an available option for the disabled and elderly.
If you encounter any problems on Election Day, including issues with the voting machine at your polling location, you may contact the N.C. State Board of Elections office at 1 (866) 522-4273 and the Federal Election Commission at 1 (800) 424-9530.