You temporarily lose your right to vote. In NC, you automatically get back your right to vote after you serve your sentence. You just register and vote like any eligible voter (see registration info on back) and you don’t need a special document that says your rights are restored. Thanks to a 2020 legal victory even more voters who have felony convictions can now vote. Learn more at: demnc.co/notlockedout. All of this means people serving extended probation, parole, or post-release supervision because they have outstanding monetary obligations (fines, fees, restitution) can now vote.
You can register or re-register if ALL of the following apply:
“You can register and vote, even if you’re in jail. Register and fill out an absentee ballot request form by mail or online so it arrives at your county’s board of elections at least a week before the election. 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, bring one form of ID with your name and current address, such as NC driver’s license, utility bill, vehicle registration, or any letter, bill, license or document from a local, state, or federal government agency.