In NC, you automatically get back your right to vote once you are no longer incarcerated. If you are on probation/parole/post-release for a felony conviction, you can register and vote like any eligible voter. You don’t need a special document that says your rights are restored. Please call our Hotline at 888-OUR-VOTE for the latest rules. Learn more at: demnc.co/notlockedout
If you have outstanding monetary obligations (fines, fees, restitution) and that’s led to extended probation, parole, or post-release supervision, you can still vote.
You can register or re-register even if ALL of the following apply:
“You can register and vote, even if you’re in jail. See the back of this flyer to learn how to register. Need help? A near relative can also help you request, witness, and return your ballot. More info and forms at demnc.co/absentee.
You can register and vote, even if you’re still in jail. Register, and complete and mail an absentee ballot request form (available at demnc.co/absentee) so it arrives at your county’s board of elections at least a week before the election. Provide an address on your registration form (and absentee request) where you can receive mail – either the jail, your home, or the home of a near relative who can help you vote (spouse, brother, sister, parent, grandparent, child, grandchild, mother-in-law, father-in-law, daughter-in-law, son-in-law, stepparent, or stepchild).
GO ONLINE to demnc.co/register to find steps to register to vote online or by downloading a mailable registration form.
MAIL or deliver the form to your county board of elections at least 25 days before Election Day. Find your county board at demnc.co/yourboe.
CONFIRM your registration by visiting demnc.co/lookup or look for a postcard in the mail from your county showing your registration was received and other info
You can register to vote in-person at any Early Voting site in your county – and vote there, too. You can only do this during Early Voting (NOT on Election Day).
To register during Early Voting, show the poll worker one of these with your name and current address: a utility bill, vehicle registration, a bank or payroll statement, or any document from a government agency; NC driver’s license; a student ID with a college document showing your address. The document may be a digital image on your cell phone.