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Voting in North Carolina

Learn how to register to vote and research the different candidates running for office

We in America do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate.

-Thomas Jefferson

How do I register to vote?

How do I get a mail-in ballot?

Why vote?

Voting is an important right for American citizens. The people we elect to our local, state, and national governments make both policy and budget decisions that impact your lifestyle.

Here are some examples of ways government officials influence our lives:

  • Schools and libraireis
  • Parks and playgrounds
  • Road construction and maintenance
  • Trash and recycling
  • Water and air quality
  • Law enforcement and courts