Register to Vote

Register to Vote via Mail, Email, Fax or In-Person

Download the Voter Registration Form Below: You must mail or deliver this application in-person with your original signature if you are registering to vote for the first time in your county of residence. If you are changing your name, address or party affiliation within your current county of registration, in addition to mail, you may also fax or email a scanned image of your signed application. If you give your signed application to another person or organization to submit on your behalf, be sure the person or organization can commit to timely submitting your application to the proper board of elections.

Register to Vote Online through the DMV

You may apply to register to vote online. Click the button below to complete an application for new voter registration or to update your address or party affiliation. Updated information will only apply to your voter registration.  

Please note: ​​There is no fee to apply for voter registration through the PayIt online service and you do not need to create an account with PayIt. Select “Continue as a guest” to bypass creating an account. 

Once the online application is complete, it is sent to the N.C. State Board of Elections, which handles voter registrations. 

If there are any issues with the application or if more information is needed, your county board of elections will contact you to complete the process. Voter registration applications submitted fewer than 25 days before an election will not be processed until after the election. You may still register to vote in person using same-day registration in your county during the early voting period.

What are the eligibility requirements for registering to vote in Wake County?

  1. You must be a United States citizen.
  2. You must be 18 years old or will be at the time of the next general election.
  3. You must be a resident of Wake County, North Carolina, for 30 days before the election in which you intend to vote
  4. You must not vote in any other county or state after submitting a voter registration application in Wake County. If registered elsewhere, you understand that you are canceling that registration upon becoming registered to vote in Wake County.
  5. To register to vote, you must not be currently serving a felony sentence, including any probation, post-release supervision, or parole. However, you may register and vote if you are serving an extended term of probation, post-release supervision, or parole, you have outstanding fines, fees, or restitution, and you do not know of another reason that your probation, post-release supervision, or parole was extended. No further documentation is needed.