Voting in North Carolina

 

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If you wish to register and vote in North Carolina, you are urged to review official state procedures and guidelines via the North Carolina Board of Elections website, including this helpful page.

What is my campus residential address?

  • If you live on East Campus, write 1 Duke University East Campus on Line 1 (Durham, NC 27708).
  • If you live on West Campus, write 1 Duke University West Campus on Line 1 (Durham, NC 27708).
  • If you live off campus, write your street address.

If you wish to vote in Durham County and have moved since previously registering (for example, from East Campus to West Campus, West to East, on-campus to off, or off-campus to on), you might need to update your registration. You can confirm this information with the Durham Board of Elections.

What is my on campus mailing address?

  • If you live on East or West Campus, enter: [Your P.O. Box number] on Line 1, Duke University on Line 2, and Durham, NC 27708 on Line 3.
  • If you live off campus, write your street address.

What are the requirements for registering?

To register to vote in North Carolina, a prospective voter 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. A prospective voter can submit a registration form up to two years before her/his 18th birthday, if and only if s/he/ will be 18 at the time of the next general election.
  • Must not be serving a sentence for a felony conviction (including probation or parole). If a prospective voter has previously been convicted of a felony, his/her citizenship rights must be restored.

What do I need to vote?

Voting options can be found on the North Carolina Board of Elections website.

Photo ID requirements for voting in person or by mail can be found here.

Note that Duke University is an approved provider of student voting ID cards, which may be used by Duke students as a photo ID for voting. Contact polis@duke.edu for more information on how to obtain a student voting ID card. Duke University will provide a copy to students, when issuing the student voting ID card, the documentation developed by the State Board on the requirements related to identification for voting; the requirements to vote absentee, early, or on Election Day; a description of voting by provisional ballot; and the availability of a free North Carolina voter photo ID card pursuant to G.S. 163A-869.1 to rural, military, veteran, elderly, underserved, minority, or other communities as determined by local needs; and the requirements of North Carolina residency to vote, including applicable intent requirements of North Carolina law, and the penalty for voting in multiple states.

Where do I cast my ballot on Election Day?

To find out the location of your polling place on Election Day, visit the North Carolina Board of Elections website or use the Board of Elections’ “Find My Polling Place” tool.

How can I contact the North Carolina Board of Elections?

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 27255, Raleigh, NC 27611-7255
Physical Address: Third floor, 430 N. Salisbury St., Raleigh, NC 27603-5918

Phone: 919-814-0700 or 866-522-4723

General Email: elections.sboe@ncsbe.gov