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i Library Voting
 Macon County, South Franklin Precinct polling location: Macon County Library, 149 Siler Farm Rd.
! Same-Day Registration
You may register to vote at the time you cast your ballot at a one-stop early voting site in your county of residence during the early voting period. This is not an option on Election Day. Same-day registrants must attest to their eligibility and provide proof of residence.
  1. Check your current registration status.
  2. Fill out a voter registration form.
  3. Bring your Photo ID.
Voter ID
The requirement to show a photo ID for voting and other associated laws has been struck down by a Federal court. Photo ID is not required to vote. Learn more about NC Voter ID Requirements.

2018, as an even numbered year, will be a general election. Statewide elections will be held:

  • May 8, 2018: Primary election
  • June 26, 2018: Primary runoff election
  • November 6, 2018: General election
Polling hours are 6:30am to 7:30pm. Visit the North Carolina State Board of Elections for voter information and polling place information

 

Register to Vote

The deadline for voter registration in North Carolina is 25 days before the date of the election. You may register vote by completing the: Print the completed form and submit it to your local county board of elections. You may also pick up voter registration forms from your local library. Your application must be postmarked by or received by your county board of elections no later than 25 days before the date of the first election in which you desire to vote. For complete instructions, visit the North Carolina State Board of Elections Voter Registration Forms page.

The North Carolina State Board of Elections provides a list of qualifications for voter registration in North Carolina

If you believe you have already registered to vote in North Carolina, you may check your voter registration status online.

2018 Ballot Information

The 2018 Ballot may include elections for:
  • US House of Representatives
  • NC State Senate
  • County Board of Commissioners
  • County Clerk of Superior Court
  • County Sheriff
  • County Board of Education
  • General elections also may include bond proposals and referenda.
For details, check information by county:

To view a sample ballot:

  1. Visit the State Board of Elections voter lookup page and enter your first and last names as they appear on your voter registration card to search for your record.
  2. Click on your name to see your registration profile, including your polling place and jurisdiction. 
  3. In the "Sample Ballots" box, find the election for which you wish to preview the ballot and click on the ballot name in the ballot column.

Absentee Ballot

An absentee ballot form allows a voter or a near relative or legal guardian to request that an absentee ballot be sent to the voter in the mail. To request an absentee ballot, complete, print and mail in the State Absentee Ballot Request Form for North Carolina (pdf) / Formulario Estatal de Solicitud para la Boleta del Voto Ausente (pdf).

After receiving the absentee ballot, you can complete the ballot and return it to the county board of elections by the ballot return deadline.

Visit the NC State Board of Elections for more information about absentee voting by mail.

Early Voting

Beginning 12 days before an election, all North Carolina Counties must have at least one location where voters can vote early. Please contact your county board of elections for more information. You may also use the NC State Board of Elections' NC One-Stop Site Search to find early voting locations by county and their hours of operation. No excuse is needed to vote early.

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