Am I eligible to vote?

Click the View My Voter Info button to find out:

  • Am I registered to vote?
  • Am I registered at my current address?
  • What is my registered party affiliation?
  • What are my voting districts?
  • What does my sample ballot look like?

 

Where is my polling place?

  

When are the polls open?

The polls are open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Election Day.

 

What do I need to bring with me to vote?

You are not required to show your voter card when you vote.  As long as you provided a valid identification number on your voter registration application, you will not be required to show ID before voting. Just in case, first-time voters are encouraged to bring a current form of identification that lists your name and residence address. 
 
Beginning in 2016, you will be required to show a valid photo ID in order to vote.

View 2016 Voter ID Requirements

 

 

Where can I view specific information about upcoming elections?

Visit our Election Dates and Information page to view specific information about upcoming elections.  Information is posted as it becomes available and includes:
  • Upcoming election dates
  • Sample ballots
  • Lists of candidates
  • Information about absentee by mail voting
  • Information about early voting

 

How does the voting process work?

When you enter the polling place, you will begin at a station where poll workers look up your name in a book to make sure you are registered to vote. You will be required to verbally state your name and current address (and party affiliation if it is a partisan primary). The poll worker will verify that you are registered to vote at the address stated. Beginning in 2016 you will be required to show a valid photo ID in order to vote.
 
After confirming this information, the poll worker will issue a form that you will take to a second station. At this station, you will exchange the form for a ballot. The ballot will contain contests that match the jurisdictions of your residence address.
You will carry your ballot to a voting booth and mark your choices by filling in bubbles with the ink pen provided. Poll workers will be available to assist you if you have questions.
 
After marking your ballot, you will place it into an optical scanner. The machine will read and count your choices, then it will store your ballot in a locked bin under the scanner.

 

May I go to any polling place in Wake County?

No. It is important that you go to your assigned polling place, because that is the only place where your name will be printed in the poll book. Going to your assigned polling place will also ensure that you receive a ballot containing the contests that match the jurisdictions of your residence address. If you vote a provisional ballot at any other polling place, your ballot will not be counted.

 

Is it important that I update my address before Election Day if I have moved?

Yes.  If you have moved and do not update your address before the voter registration deadline, you will not be listed in the Poll Book at your new polling place.  It is a violation of the law to vote at your old polling place if your move date is greater than 30 days before Election Day. 

If you plan to vote on Election Day, It is important to complete and submit a voter registration application before the election's registration deadline.
 
If you plan to vote at an early voting location, you may update your address and vote at the same time.
  
 

How may I vote if I am physically unable to enter the polling place?

Curbside voting is offered at all Wake County polling places. To be eligible for curbside voting, you must be unable to enter the polling place due to age or physical disability. Look for the parking spaces near the polling place entrance labeled "Curbside Voting." Poll workers monitor the parking area throughout the day and will walk to your car when you park in one of the designated spaces.