Jan. 19 – Absentee ballots are mailed to eligible voters who submitted an absentee ballot request form.
Feb. 9 – Voter registration deadline (5 p.m.).
Feb. 15 – In-person early voting begins.
Feb. 27 – Absentee ballot request deadline (5 p.m.).
March 2 – In-person early voting ends (3 p.m.).
March 5 – Primary Election Day.
March 5 – Absentee ballot return deadline (7:30 p.m.)
Note that voter registration and absentee voting deadlines are different from military and overseas citizen voters.
The Board of Elections maintains a list of all candidates running for office. You can find it here:
You can check to see if you you are registered to vote by using the North Carolina Board of Elections voter lookup tool here
You can find your sample ballot by looking up your voter record at the link below, and then scroll down to “Your Sample Ballot”
You can find the NC Voter Registration form here: NC Voter Registration Form
Any North Carolina registered voter may request, receive, and vote a mail-in absentee ballot. No special circumstance or reason is needed. Registered voters in North Carolina must request an absentee ballot with an official N.C. Absentee Ballot Request Form. There are two ways to access and submit the form:
- Online with “Option 1 – Request an Absentee Ballot” at the N.C. Absentee Ballot Portal.
- On paper with the English N.C. Absentee Ballot Request Form for 2022 (fillable PDF) or the English N.C. Absentee Ballot Request Form for 2022 (non-fillable print-only PDF) or the Spanish N.C. Absentee Ballot Request Form for 2022 (fillable PDF).
Track your absentee-by-mail ballot through the mail: Once you have requested your absentee ballot, you can track its status from printed to accepted by signing up online for status notifications through BallotTrax.
The deadline to request an absentee ballot is 5:00 PM the Tuesday before Election Day.
Absentee ballots received after 5 p.m. on Election Day will be counted only if they are postmarked on or before Election Day and received by mail no later than 5 p.m. on the Friday after the election. Ballots without a postmark must be received by Election Day.
- Use the North Carolina Board of Elections Voter Lookup tool to find your voter record.
- Scroll down to the Sample Ballot section and click on the available ballot.
You can now view and print your sample ballot for reference!
The North Carolina Board of Elections voter information look up tool allows you to search for voter details, including jurisdictions, polling place, sample ballot when available, absentee ballot information, and voter history. Find your election day voting location and more.