Aggie Voter Engagement

In order to register to vote in North Carolina, you must meet the legal requirements to vote and complete a voter registration application . When completing the application, your residential address, date of birth, and citizenship status. In addition, the application must be signed to paper(Electronic signatures do not count).

Failure to complete the field of application. After completion, the application should be sent to the board of electors in the county in which the applicant resides.

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Voting and College Students

While in college you can register and vote in the jurisdiction of your residence, but you may only have one residence. If the college student considers your school address to be your residence, you can register and vote in the county where the school is located.

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To register to vote in North Carolina, you must meet all of the following qualifications:

  • Must be a citizen of the United States.
  • Must live in the county of his / her registration, and have resided there for at least 30 days prior to the date of the election.
  • Must be at least 18 years old. You can submit a registration form up to two years before your 18th birthday, if and only if you will be 18 at the time of the next general election.
  • Must not be serving a sentence for a felony conviction (including probation or speech). If you have previously been convicted of a felony, your citizenship must be restored.
  • Must rescind any previous registration in any other county or state.

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Voter ID Requirement Information

In 2018, NC voters passed a constitutional amendment authorizing the state legislature to implement a voter ID requirement. The following vote photo IDs appear in the new North Carolina law, but they will not be required until the NC State Board of Elections publishes rules that should accompany implementation. We will update this page, new laws are passed, or short decisions are issued.

One of the following photo IDs at the polls:

  • NC driver's license *
  • NC non-drivers ID card *
  • US passport *
  • County-issued vote ID card *
  • Tribal enrollment card *
  • Student ID from UNC school, community college or private university * Still under approval from State Board of Elections
  • Employee ID card from state or local government entity, including charter school *
  • Driver's license / ID issued by another state if vote registered within 90 days of election *
  • US military ID **
  • Veterans Affairs ID card **
  • Voters who are at least 65 years old, can not wait to get away from it.
  • Unexpired or expired for less than a year 
    ** Need not show expiration dates or issuance

On Point Podcast Ep. 34:# Real Aggies Votemartin-vandergrift

Delaney Vandergrift, Student Government Association President (2018-19) and Chancellor Harold L. Martin Sr. spoke about how to get to the polls in the November 2018 midterm election.