Many students report that TurboVote is their preferred method of registering to vote. TurboVote makes voting easy through a simultaneous online voter registration and ballot request process that takes minutes to complete. Since Duke students come from across the country, this tool helps students manage voter registration deadlines and provides election reminders for all 50 states.

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For assistance using TurboVote contact help@turbovote.org

Note: Registering to vote in North Carolina could impact your ability to claim residency in your home state for graduate school and tuition benefits. Please check with your state board of elections before registering.

Note: Completing the online portion of TurboVote does not complete your registration. You must also complete the necessary steps to mail in the form created via TurboVote.

What is my on campus residential address?

The Board of Elections cannot use your dorm name and room number for the residential address on the registration form. You must instead use your campus location, rather than your dorm name and room number:

  • 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 on Central Campus, write your street address (Zip code is 27705)
  • If you live off campus, write your street address

If you have moved from East Campus to West or Central Campus, you need to update your registration. If you have moved off-campus, you also need to update your registration.

What is my on campus mailing address?

For your mailing address, use your Duke PO box, central, or off-campus address.

  • If you live on East or West, enter: [Your PO BOX number] on Line 1, Duke University on Line 2, and Durham, NC 27708 when asked “Where do you receive mail?” later in TurboVote process.
  • If you live on Central Campus, write your street address (Zip code is 27705)
  • If you live off campus, write your street address

What are the requirements for registering and voting in North Carolina?

To register to vote in North Carolina, you must be:

  • A citizen of the United States
  • A North Carolina resident
  • At least 18 years old by the date of the next general election

What do I need to vote?

Students are permitted to use their school-issued ID if they live on Duke’s campus.

Others who are not registered but would like to vote at an early voting site, including the site at the Brodhead Center, may consult the Durham County Board of Elections’ Notice to Same-Day Registrants for guidelines on voting under the same-day registration provision.

Are there consequences to voting in Durham County?

Each student’s situation is different. If you’re from out-of-state, please talk with your parents/guardians and learn about any potential barriers or requirements in your home state and North Carolina by using the Campus Vote Project Student Guide before deciding to register using your university address.

Where do I cast my ballot on Election Day?

To find out the location of your polling place on election day in Durham County, simply go to the North Carolina Board of Elections website and confirm your polling place before you leave to vote.

  • If you are registered to vote on East Campus, your polling place is George Watts Elementary School (700 Watts Street).
  • If you are registered on West Campus, your polling place is the Patterson Recreation Center (2614 Crest Street).
  • If you live on Central Campus or off campus, use the Board of Elections’ “Find My Polling Place” tool to locate your polling place.

How can I contact the Durham Board of Elections?

Mail:
Durham County Board of Elections
P.O. Box 868
Durham, NC 27702-0868

Email: elections.sboe@ncsbe.gov

Phone: (919) 560-0700

Fax: (919) 560-0688