by Eila Voloshen
With the Primary and General Elections coming up, I wanted to point out that NC has made changes in its voting laws:
- Generally, your registration form must be postmarked or delivered to your county Board of Elections at least 25 days before the election in which you want to vote. A North Carolina law that allows registration during the Early Voting period has been repealed, but the repeal is being challenged at court.
- In order to vote in the upcoming Primary elections, you must register by February 19, and by October 14 for the General Election. This applies to new residents, residents who have moved, or people who will be 18 by November 8. Again, at this time you can no longer register to vote on the spot during early voting.
- You cannot register to vote online in NC. You can download your application from the first website listed below, or pick it up at various locations in the city and mail it in.
For this and more information on registering to vote, locations to pick up your registration form, to check if you are already registered, information on who can vote, voting dates and schedule, where to vote, and more, please visit the following websites: