Voting on Election Day

Poll Hours: 6:30 AM – 7:30 PM

Polling Places Locations: You can look up your polling place with your address at

ID Requirements: North Carolina’s voter ID law has not come into effect yet, and you are NOT REQUIRED to show ID to vote in the 2014 General Election UNLESS you are a first time voter and did not provide either your North Carolina driver’s license number or last four of your social security number when you registered to vote. If you are a first time vote in that situation, you may show a current and valid photo identification or a copy of one of the following documents that shows your name and address: a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document.

Election Day Registration: You may not register to vote at the polls, you must have registered at least 25 days prior to Election Day,

If You’ve Moved within the State: If you have moved fewer than 30 days prior to the election, you are still qualified to vote in your prior polling place and may vote only there, even if you moved outside of your county. If you moved prior to 30 days, you needed to reregister to vote at your new address and may have to vote a provisional ballot.

If You Have a Felony Conviction: If you are a convicted felon, have completed your sentence (including any parole or probation), and you reregistered to vote at least 30 days prior to the election, you may vote.

Poll Challenges: Another registered voter from the county where you are voting may challenge your eligibility to vote on the grounds that you are not a US citizen, not a resident of North Carolina, not old enough to vote, not who you represent yourself to be, or moved to a different county or precinct more than 30 days before election day, or have already voted in the election. The poll workers will question you about your eligibility, will require you to take an oath affirming your eligibility, and will decide whether you are eligible to vote.Voting Provisionally: If election officials cannot find your name in the poll book or there is another issue with your registration, you have the right to cast a provisional ballot. Note that for the first time in 2014, provisional ballots cast in the wrong precinct will not be counted. If you cast a provision ballot, call 866-OUR-VOTE for assistance on completing the process and having your vote counted

Additional Information:
If you have trouble voting or have questions, call Election Protection at 866-OUR-VOTE

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