Register to Vote
If a North Carolina resident has missed the 25 day deadline for voter registration, he/she may register and vote during One-Stop Absentee Voting.
To vote during One-Stop Absentee Voting, a resident must fill out a voter registration application and prove residency by providing appropriate identification with current name and current address and valid Photo ID.. The new registrant may vote ONLY at a One-Stop Absentee Voting Site in the county of registration during One-Stop Absentee Voting and not on Election Day.
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
- 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 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
- 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.
Mailing Absentee Ballots
The qualified voter or the voter’s near relative may request an absentee ballot in person or by written request at the Lenoir County Board of Elections office beginning fifty (50) days prior to election day. The Tuesday prior to Election day is the last day that ballots can be mailed. The voted ballot must be received in the Board of Elections office by 5:00 p.m. on Election day in order to be counted.