What is the deadline for registering to vote in the state of North Carolina?

You must complete and submit your voter registration application at least twenty-five (25) days prior to the election in which you want to vote. If you are submitting your voter registration application by mail, it must be postmarked at least twenty-five (25) days prior to the election. However, if you miss the voter registration deadline, you can register to vote during the one-stop absentee voting period, which begins the third Thursday prior to the election, and lasts until the Saturday before the election.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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