CLAY COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS
Registering to Vote in North Carolina
Qualifications to register to vote in North Carolina
To register to vote in this State, a person must sign a voter declaration attesting that:
I am a U.S. citizen.
I will have been a resident of North Carolina and this county for 30 days before the
I will be at least 18 years old by the next general election.
I am not registered nor will I vote in any other county or state.
If I have been convicted of a felony, my rights of citizenship have been restored.
Opportunities to register to vote in North Carolina
Agencies. Voter registration programs are actively conducted through many agencies in this
State. If a person is applying for or receiving benefits from any of the participating
agencies or programs, a voter registration transaction is available during the conduct of
any business with that office. The following programs and agencies are currently
participating in the agency voter registration program:
Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC)
Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
Services for the Blind
Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services
Governor's Advocacy Council for Persons with Disabilities
Employment Security Commission
DMV. The driver's license examination offices, located throughout the State, have conducted
a successful voter registration program since 1984. A person may complete a voter
registration transaction at any driver's license examination office when conducting official
DMV business with that office (applying for or renewing a driver's license, I.D. card, etc.).
Mail. North Carolina has made available mail-in voter registration forms through the county
boards of elections offices. Those offices, in turn, have distributed the mail-in voter
registration forms to numerous visible locations throughout the counties. This form is
self-explanatory and can be easily completed. The completed forms should be mailed directly
to the appropriate county board of elections. Contact the County Board of Elections office
to receive a form in the mail.
Libraries and public high schools. North Carolina has mail-in voter registration forms
available through public libraries and high schools. These locations do not accept the
forms for the county board of elections office. Forms may be obtained at these locations,
completed, and mailed to the appropriate county board of elections office.
Deadlines to register to vote in North Carolina
The deadline to register to vote in this State is 25 days before the day of the election.
Forms that are received by the county board of elections office or postmarked by the
deadline are accepted as valid applications for the upcoming election. Also, agency and DMV
voter registration transactions that are completed by the deadline are accepted as valid
for the upcoming election. Applicants will be notified by the county board of elections of
their precinct and polling place assignments.
Please direct questions to County Board of Elections.