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Voter Information

Posted Tuesday, June 22, 2004

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TO REGISTER: If you aren't already registered to vote in your home county, you must sign up by Friday, June 25, if you want to cast a ballot in the North Carolina primary.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE: To register, you must sign a declaration attesting that you are a U.S. citizen, that you will have lived in North Carolina for at least 30 days before the election date (July 20), that you will be at least 18 years old by the election date, that you are not registered in any other county or state and that you have not been convicted of any felony (or that your citizenship rights have been restored).

IF YOU HAVE MOVED: You need to update your registration. If you move 30 days or more before the election, you must change your registration and vote at your new polling place. If you move fewer than 30 days before the election, you may vote at your old polling place.

WHERE TO REGISTER: You can register by mail or at your local board of elections or other designated sites. Contact your local board for details.

If you want to download a form that you can mail to the elections board to register or to change your registration, in English or Spanish, you may do so at the State Board of Elections Web site: You also can check your registration status there.

DEADLINE: Your registration form must be submitted at your local board of elections by 5 p.m. Friday or must be postmarked no later than that date.


North Carolina law now allows "no excuse" absentee voting, which means you may vote early without a reason. If you want to do so, contact or visit your board of elections to request a ballot.

You can request such a ballot until July 13, and the completed ballot must be received at the elections board office by 5 p.m. July 19, the day before the primary.

Beginning July 1, you may choose "one-stop" absentee voting, meaning you can vote at your local elections board or other designated sites without requesting a ballot in advance. Contact your board to learn more.


Phone: (919) 542-8206

Fax: (919) 545-2428

Voter Information

Related info:
Chatham County Board of Elections

NC Board of Elections

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