If you’re like me, you’re probably tired of all the political commercials, promotions, and phone calls. Not to mention, the dates and deadlines. It can all be pretty overwhelming.
With that said, below you’ll find basic information for voting in North and South Carolina.
VOTER REGISTRATION (Register to vote in 5 minutes) – North Carolina
With today’s technology, there are several easy ways to ensure you are registered to vote. Many of them are right at your fingertips and you can access them using your smartphone or your computer. Here are some ways to register to vote:
Online voter registration Social media outlets including Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter also offer online voter registration
By mail voter registration Print and fill out the form. Mail to the elections office by Oct. 9th
In-person voter registration Click on a county in the state where you can register, contact information will be listed
Active-duty military Complete form and send top the elections official. See contact below.
IMPORTANT DATES – North Carolina
Within two business days, the county board of elections will review the registration and the registrant’s address. Your vote will be counted unless the county board of elections determines that you are not qualified to vote.
VOTER REGISTRATION – South Carolina
Online registration (SC) Must have a valid SC driver’s license
By mail registration (SC) Must be postmarked by Oct. 5
In-person registration (SC) Contact your local elections office. The deadline to register is Oct 2
IMPORTANT DATES – South Carolina
WHO CAN VOTE
To register in North Carolina you must:
- be a citizen of the United States
- have lived at the registered address for at least thirty days immediately before the next election at which you want to vote
- be 18 years of age by the day of the next general election
- have your rights of citizenship restored if you have been convicted of a felony and completed your felony sentence including probation, post-release supervision, parole, or a prison term
- not be registered or vote in any other county or state
ELECTION CONTACT INFORMATION (NC)
State Board of Elections
Third floor, 430 N. Salisbury St.
Raleigh, NC 27603
ELECTION CONTACT INFORMATION (SC)
State Election Commission
1122 Lady Street, Suite 500
Columbia, SC 29201