Register to Vote

Are you registered to vote in Mecklenburg County?

You must be registered to vote before you can cast a ballot.

To check your registration status, click here and fill out the form to search for your registration. If you are not registered at your current address, continue reading to learn how you can still register before Election Day.

If you are already registered, you can proceed to preview your ballot or find your polling place.

You can still register to vote during early voting!

Rather than sending in your voter registration, you can register to vote and cast a ballot by using same-day registration.

Same-day registration is available at one-stop voting sites throughout Mecklenburg County during early voting. You can not register to vote on Election Day.

Eligibility

Qualifications

A prospective voter must meet all of the following qualifications to vote in North Carolina:

  • They must be a citizen of the United States.
  • They must live in the county of his/her registration, and have resided there for at least 30 days prior to the date of the election.
  • They must be at least 18 years old. A prospective voter can submit a registration form up to two years before his/her 18th birthday, if and only if he/she will be 18 at the time of the next general election.
  • They must not be serving a sentence for a felony conviction (including probation or parole). If a prospective voter has previously been convicted of a felony, his/her citizenship rights must be restored. For more information on voting rights for those in the North Carolina criminal justice system, click here.

This is just a summary of the qualifications. The North Carolina State Board of Elections Website has more information including a more specific breakdown of the terms described above. Click here to learn more.

Identifying Documents

To register, you will need to bring an identifying document such as:

  • A North Carolina driver’s license
  • A photo ID from a government agency
  • A student photo ID with a school document showing the student’s address
  • A utility bill, bank statement, payroll stub, or document from any government agency with your name and current address.

Voter Registration Form

Before you go, preview the voter registration form by clicking here to be sure you have all of the information needed to register. You can also print and complete the document at home to make the process easier.

Find a One-Stop Voting Site!

You can register vote and cast a ballot at a one-stop voting site before election day. Find the site nearest to you by clicking here.