RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- Election Day will be here before you know it and there are some important dates to keep in mind for voters in North Carolina.
Voter registration deadline
The deadline for regular voter registration is October 14. Voter registration forms must be postmarked or delivered to your county board of elections office by 5 p.m.
Ways to Register to Vote in North Carolina
The state board of elections offer two primary ways to register to vote in North Carolina, which are online or in person at the DMV.
Once the online application is complete, it is sent to the NC State Board of Elections, which handles voter registrations.
Use N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles (NCDMV) services. Existing DMV customers may submit a voter registration application online. Learn more at Complete Your Registration Online Through the DMV.'
Note: Certain agencies, including the DMV, are required to offer voter registration services. For more information, visit the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) page.
To register by mail
Fill out the English N.C. Voter Registration Application or the Spanish N.C. Voter Registration Application and submit it by mail. Learn more at Complete Your Registration by Mail.
Note: The federal Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) allows certain voters an expedited means to register and vote by mail-in ballot. Find more information at Military and Overseas Voting.
If you need to update your registration or cancel click on NCSBOE for details.
For other voter registration FAQs click here.
Voters can also same-day register at any one-stop early voting site in their county from October 20 to November 5. For county-by-county locations and hours click here.
The deadline to request an absentee ballot must be received by your county board of elections office by 5 p.m. on November 1.
Election Day is November 8 this year.
Polls will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. for in-person voting. You can find your polling place here.
Absentee ballots received after 5 p.m. on November 8 must be postmarked on or before election day and received by mail by 5 p.m. Monday, November 14. Ballots without a postmark must be received by November 8.
You can access the North Carolina Absentee Ballot Portal here.
Want to see your ballot before heading to the poll? Click on Sample Ballot and enter your information.
There is also a high-profile U.S. Senate race in NC that could have big implications for both parties depending on who wins that race.