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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.

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 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, Central Campus to West, West to East, on-campus to off, or off-campus to on), you will need to update your registration. You do not need to update your registration if you move dorms but stay on the same campus.

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 their 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 if they are 16 or 17 years old, but may not vote until they are 18. If a voter will be 18 for the general election but 17 during the primary, they may vote in the primary.
  • 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, their citizenship rights are automatically restored but they must re-register to vote.

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.

Beginning in 2020, North Carolina voters will be asked to provide photo identification when voting in-person or by absentee ballot. The North Carolina Board of Elections has information on how North Carolina residents–including Duke students registered to vote in North Carolina–can secure a free voter photo ID: https://www.ncsbe.gov/voter-id.

Additionally, Duke University has received approval to provide a free voter photo ID to Duke students. POLIS is partnering with Duke IT to implement this program.

If you’d like to obtain a photo ID through the North Carolina Board of Elections, contact them at your convenience. Or, if you’d like to obtain a Duke voter photo ID, fill out your information using this link:

Duke Voter Photo ID

POLIS will contact you later this semester with information on where and when to pick up your Duke voter photo ID from Duke IT.

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