Early Voting FAQs
I missed the voter registration deadline. May I register and vote at an Early Voting location?
Yes. Eligible individuals may register and vote during the Early Voting period.
Who may vote at Early Voting locations?
Any eligible Wake County voter may vote at any Wake County Early Voting location.
May I update my name or address at an Early Voting location?
Yes. You may update your name and address before voting.
If you moved 30 or more days before Election Day, you will receive the ballot style of your new address.
If you moved fewer than 30 days before Election Day, you will receive the ballot style of your old address.
I am a college student. What are my options for registering and voting?
College students may register to vote in the county/state of their home address or in the county/state where they are attending college. Learn about Election Day, absentee by mail, and Early Voting options for college students here.
What are the registration and voting requirements for persons in the criminal justice system?
Eligible individuals may register and vote during the Early Voting period.
If you have been convicted of a misdemeanor you do not lose your right to vote.
To register to vote, you must not be currently serving a felony sentence, including any probation, post-release supervision, or parole. However, you may register and vote if you are serving an extended term of probation, post-release supervision, or parole, you have outstanding fines, fees, or restitution, and you do not know of another reason that your probation, post-release supervision, or parole was extended. No further documentation is needed.
May I change my party affiliation at an Early Voting location?
No. Changes to party affiliation cannot be made during the Early Voting period.
How can I determine whether I’m registered to vote?
Why are the lines so long at Early Voting locations?
Lines are generally not long during the first days of Early Voting. Voting lines are the longest on the final 3 days of Early Voting.
I heard that if I vote at an Early Voting location, my vote may not get counted. Is that true?
No. Your vote will be counted on Election Day along with the ballots cast in the polling places.