League of Women Voters

North Carolina Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to vote in North Carolina, you must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • A resident of North Carolina and have lived at your address for at least 30 days before the election
  • Be at least 18 years old, or will be 18 at the time of the next General Election. You may pre-register at 16 years old as long as you understand you must be 18 years old on Election Day of the General Election in order to vote
  • Not serving a sentence for a felony conviction (including probation or parole). If you were previously convicted your citizenship rights must be restored.
  • Must rescind any previous registration in another county or state.



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