TO BE ELIGIBLE TO VOTE, YOU MUST:
- Be a citizen of the United States.
- Be a resident of this State and this County for 30 days prior to an election.
- Be at least 18 years of age by the date of the next general election.
- Not be registered to vote in any other county or state.
- If convicted of a felony, citizenship rights must have been restored.
- Register in your county of residence at least 25 days before an election.
NEW REGISTRATIONS must be on an application form. Registration forms are available in various locations throughout the county. See the table below for locations. You may also download a form to register to vote or make a change to your current registration by clicking the North Carolina Voter Registration Application form.
Click here if you would like the North Carolina Voter Registration form in Spanish.
Click here for citizens covered by the UOCAVA (Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Voting Act).
Registration closes 25 days before an election.
Registration in New Hanover County is permanent. Upon receipt of your registration application by the board of elections office, it will be processed and a voter registration card will be sent to you verifying your address.
Voter ID: According to NCGS 163-166.12, Not all voters are required to present ID. Only first-time registered voters who registered by mail or by voter registration drive must present ID prior to the act of voting on Election Day. Except, those voters in this group which have submitted a correct drivers license number or last 4 digits of the social security number on the voter registration application for validation purposes. NOTE: THE DRIVERS LICENSE AND SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER MUST MATCH THE NAME ON THE CARDS EXACTLY IN ORDER TO VALIDATE.
Forms of ID accepted: 1) A Current and Valid Photo Identification 2) A copy of one of the following documents that shows the name and address of the voter; a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document.
If the voter is voting by mail-in absentee ballot, the mailed ballot without the required identification shall be treated as a provisional official ballot.PLACES WHERE REGISTRATION FORMS CAN BE PICKED UP,
If you should move, your change of address should be reported to the board of elections at least 25 days prior to an election. This should be done in writing and must contain your signature. You may use the form on the back of your voter registration card to change your information. A new card will be mailed to you verifying your new information.
Your voter registration card will also inform you of your new voting place. Click here for polling place locations. Polling places are open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on election days.
FILLED OUT AND MAILED IN BY THE VOTER
New Hanover County Board of Elections
Northeast Regional Library
|Dep't of Motor Vehicle|
1 Station Road (28405) and
South Square Plaza 2326 Carolina Beach Rd. (28412)
(Only during regular hours and while processing driver's license).
Wilmington City Hall
Public Assistance Agencies