Voting is the cornerstone of our democracy and one of the most important duties we have as citizens.
Gardner-Webb University encourages you to fulfill your civic duty and shape our collective future by voting in the primary and general elections, in North Carolina or by absentee ballot in your home state.
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You have the right to vote in North Carolina if you are a U.S. Citizen; live in the county where you are registering, and have resided there for at least 30 days prior to the date of the election; will be at least 18 years old, or will be by the date of the general election; and will not be serving a sentence for a felony conviction, including probation, parole, or post-release supervision.
If you reside in South Carolina and would like more information on how to register, click the link below.
If you reside in a state other than North Carolina, South Carolina, click the link below and select your state for more information.
Filling out the North Carolina Voter Registration Application (Spanish version) and submitting by mail using N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles (NCDMV) services.
Learn more about registering to vote or updating your current voter registration by mail.
Not sure if you’re a registered voter in North Carolina?
If you are a N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles customer with a NC driver’s license or DMV-issued ID, you may register to vote or change parts of your registration with the online voter registration service.
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Certain Agencies are required to offer voter registration services. For more a list of agencies where you can register visit the link below.
Days Until Election Day. November 3. 2020. *As of September 21
Days to Request Your Absentee Ballot. October 27, 2020
Days Until the Early Voting Period Begins. October 15, 2020
All registered voters in North Carolina may request an absentee ballot for the November 2020 general election. No special circumstance or reason is needed to vote by mail in North Carolina. Registered voters may request a ballot through the online Absentee Ballot Request Portal, or fill out a North Carolina Absentee Ballot Request Form and return it to their county board of elections.
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Any registered voter or eligible individual may cast an absentee ballot in person during the early voting period. In North Carolina, this period is sometimes called “one-stop early voting.” In 2020, the in-person early voting period begins Thursday, October 15, and ends Saturday, October 9. During early voting, voters may cast a ballot at any early voting site in their county. In 2020, the in-person early voting period begins Thursday, October 15, and ends Saturday, October 9. During early voting, voters may cast a ballot at any early voting site in their county.
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* The information provided above is meant to give Gardner-Webb University students the basic information they need to vote. It is not a comprehensive guide to all voting rules. See the North Carolina State Board of Elections for the most up-to-date and comprehensive information about voting in North Carolina.