As always, it's best to double check with your state for any recent changes to election rules: North Carolina Election Website
COVID-19 info for North Carolina
- Statement on COVID-19 Response, North Carolina State Board of Elections
If an individual becomes qualified to vote between the registration deadline (the 25th day before Election Day) and Election Day, then the individual may apply to register on Election Day by submitting an application to: a member of the county board of elections, the county director of elections, or the chief judge or a judge of the precinct in which the person is eligible to vote. If the application is approved, the individual may vote the same day. This applies to those individuals who recently become naturalized citizens of the U.S. or who have restored to citizenship after a felony conviction, but it does not apply to individuals who were 17 years old and reach 18 after the registration deadline.
Any registered North Carolina voter may apply for an absentee ballot and vote by mail.
If you've voted in North Carolina before, registered in person, or provided ID at the time of registration, you don't need to show ID to vote.
If you're voting in North Carolina for the first time, registered to vote by mail or online, and didn't provide ID when you registered, be sure to bring a copy of your photo ID, or a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or government document that shows your name and address when you vote.
If you plan to vote by absentee ballot in North Carolina, you will be asked to provide your state-issued ID number (driver's license, non-operators ID card, or NC Voter Registration number) or the last four digits of your Social Security number on your absentee ballot application.
If you are unable to provide one of those, you can send a photocopy of one of the following forms of ID with your application:
If are providing a state-issued ID number, but are voting in North Carolina for the first time, registered to vote by mail, and didn't provide ID when you registered, be sure to enclose a copy of your photo ID, or a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or government document that shows your name and address when you return your ballot.