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Early Voting in Guilford County

All information comes directly from the North Carolina State Board of Elections website, which can be accessed at


A North Carolina resident may register and vote during One-Stop Absentee Voting, otherwise known as “early voting.”

To vote during One-Stop Absentee Voting, you must fill out a voter registration application on-site and prove residency by providing appropriate identification with current name and current address. It is too late to vote on Election Day if you have not yet registered, but it is not too late to vote early.

To register to vote in a North Carolina county, a person must meet the following qualifications:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Must be a resident of North Carolina.
  • Prior to voting, must be a resident of the county for at least 30 days prior to election day.
  • Must be at least 18 years old or will be 18 by the date of the next general election.
  • Must rescind any previous registration in another county or state.
  • If previously convicted of a felony, the person’s citizenship rights must be restored (must not be serving an active sentence, including probation or parole).

Acceptable forms of identification include:

· A North Carolina driver’s license with current address
· A utility bill with name and current address
· A telephone or mobile phone bill
· A student photo ID along with a document from the school showing the student’s name and current address.
· A paycheck or paycheck stub from an employer or a W-2 statement
· An electric or gas bill
· A cable television bill
· A water or sewage bill
· A document with name and current address from a local, state, or U.S. government agency:
· A passport
· A government-issued photo ID
· U.S. military ID
· A license to hunt, fish, own a gun, etc.
· A property tax bill
· Automotive registration
· Certified documentation of naturalization
· A public housing or Social Service Agency document
· A check, invoice, or letter from a government agency
· A birth certificate
· A bank statement or bank-issued credit card statement

Proof of residence does not include any piece of mail addressed to the voter.
If you cannot supply acceptable Proof-of-Residence, your registration form cannot be processed until the required information is provided.

Precinct Finder for Nov. 6 [NC]:

Early Voting sites:

Take a quick quiz to see which presidential candidate you side with:

General Election Candidate List (pdf):

Voter Registration in NC as of 10/25:

Democratic: 2,846,973
Republican: 2,039,305
Libertarian: 18,601
Unaffiliated: 1,696,655

Total: 6,601,534


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