Have you made your plan to vote yet?
In a historic election year, your voice deserves to be heard. Vote for #accesstojustice this fall. Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy encourages everyone who can to vote and let their voice be heard.
Below you can find information on how to register to vote in North Carolina, ways that you can vote in North Carolina, resources for this information, and non-partisan election volunteer opportunities.
How to Register to Vote:
Regular voter registration ends on October 9th, 2020. Eligible voters can register to vote three ways:
- By Mail: Fill out the voter registration form (English) (Spanish) and mail it to your local Board of Elections office or Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) office. Click here to find your local Board of Elections office.
- Online: North Carolina residents who have a valid driver’s license can register to vote online on the DMV website. There is no fee associated with this service.
- In Person: You can register to vote in person at your local Board of Elections office, DMV, or during early voting.
If you miss the regular voter registration deadline, you can register at your early voting polling precinct between October 15th and October 31st AND vote on the same day. You must have a document with your legal name and proof of address such as a valid NC driver’s license or other government issued identification, a recent utility bill, or a current college/university identification with proof of campus residency. Learn more about early voting registration here. Check your early voting site here.
How to Vote:
Registered voters in North Carolina can cast their ballot by mail (also known as absentee voting) or in-person:
- By Mail: You can request your absentee ballot online via the North Carolina absentee ballot request portal. You should request your ballot as soon as possible and at least two weeks prior to election day due to mail delays. After receipt of your ballot, cast your vote in the presence of a witness and return it to any of the following locations by 5pm on November 3rd:
- Mail it to or drop it off at your local Board of Elections office. Click here to find your local Board of Elections office.
- Drop it off at your early voting site between October 15th and October 31st. Find your early voting site here.
- In person: You can vote early in-person between October 15th and October 31st or on election day on November 3rd. Please note that the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the locations of polling precincts and that in-person voters will be required to follow all COVID-19 state safety guidelines. Curbside voting is available for individuals who are unable to enter the polling precinct. Find your early voting site here. Find your election day voting site here.
There are several options to for interested volunteers to get involved in the 2020 election:
- Election officials and student assistant election officials direct voters during in-person voting days. Learn more and sign up on the NC Board of Elections website.
- Train and sign up to be a poll monitor with Election Protection, the nation’s largest non-partisan voter protection coalition.
- Register your friends and family to vote with the information provided in this email! (Or forward this email to them!)