It takes your voice

Get Out and Vote

Healthcare issues are prominent in elections, because policies at both the state and federal level affect many aspects of how North Carolinians access care. Voting is one of the best ways to ensure your voice is heard in the development of these policies.

Here’s what you need to know about registering to vote, voting by mail, and voting in-person.

Register to Vote

Certain voter registration services are available online. The deadline to register to vote in North Carolina is 25 days before the election, though you may also register to vote during the one-stop early voting period. This process is called “Same-Day Registration.”

Learn more about registering to vote.

Not sure if you’re registered? Look up your voter registration status.


When is the next election?

There are two kinds of elections in North Carolina – statewide general elections and municipal elections.

Statewide general elections take place every two years on the Tuesday following the first Monday of November, always in even-numbered years. While the presidential election is usually the most notable statewide election, occurring every four years, other offices are also voted on in statewide elections with term lengths ranging from 2 to 6 years. In these races, voters elect officials such as U.S. Senators, U.S. Representatives, the state Governor and Lieutenant Governor, the Secretary of State, the State Auditor, the State Treasurer, and other state offices. Click here for a full list and term lengths.

The next statewide general election will be held in November 2022.

Most municipal elections are held during odd-numbered years, and elect governing officials of cities, villages and towns, such as mayors and city councilmembers. A few municipalities elect officials during even-numbered years.

Only residents of each municipality may vote in these elections.

Visit your county’s Board of Elections website for more information about municipal elections.

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