Local, State, and Federal Voter Information
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Registering to Vote for the May 6 Primary
Voter registration deadline for the May 6 primary is April 11. To vote early in this primary or vote on the primary day itself, you must be registered to vote by April 11 by either:
1) Turning in a voter registration form to your local Board of Elections office by 5 pm on Friday, April 11.
2) Mailing in a voter registration form to your local Board of Elections office with a postmark before 12 midnight on Friday, April 11.
Under the new North Carolina voting law, you cannot register to vote and vote at the same time if you vote early. So, if you are not registered to vote by April 11, you will not be able to vote in the May 6 primary.
For in-person delivery, the Board of Elections offices are located at:
301 W. Market St., Room 115, Greensboro
325 E. Russell Ave., High Point
For mail delivery, the address for the Board of Elections office is:
Guilford County Board of Elections
PO Box 3427
Greensboro, NC 27402
Looking to the Future
Several major changes have been made to North Carolina election law. This section of this page will help keep you current about upcoming changes and related matters.
One major change is that each registered voter will need to show approved photo identification when voting in any election after January 1, 2016. On January 1, the NC Division of Motor Vehicles began issuing free non-driving ID cards for the purpose of voting. To get one, visit a DMV office and present the following: proof of age, proof of identity, proof of North Carolina residence, and verification of voter registration. Questions? Call your local DMV office.
The Guilford County Board of Elections has posted information online (see link at bottom of this box) about the upcoming ID requirements. Also online is information about current ID requirements for first-time voters if, when they registered: 1) They did not provide a NC driver's license number (issued by the NC Division of Motor Vehicles); or 2) They did not provide a number from a non-driving ID (issued by the NC Division of Motor Vehicles); or 3) They did not provide the last four digits of their Social Security number: or 4) The number they provided in 1, 2, or 3 could not be validated. Voters in one of these situations will be asked to show an ID when they vote in person or by mail for the first time.
Another important point noted online (see link at bottom of this box) is that voters requesting a by-mail absentee ballot are now required to provide ID for their request.
This information and much more can be found on the future voter ID requirements in North Carolina website.
Under the new law, you must be registered to vote by midnight on April 11 to vote in the May 6 primary. Also, under the new law, you will not be able to register to vote and vote early if you miss the April 11 deadline.
Guilford County Board of Elections
This site includes links to check on your voter registration status, polling place, district, and candidates you're eligible to vote for. It also has a link through which you can print out a voter registration form. The site also features information on applying for an absentee ballot, as well as election statistics.
North Carolina State Board of Elections
This site provides a link through which you may print out a voter registration form. It also provides links to state laws pertaining to elections, the agency’s publications, applying for absentee ballots, local boards of elections in the state, and other useful items. On this site there's also a link through which you may check the status of your voter registration. The site provides election statistics statewide and at the local level, and some pages on the site may also be viewed in Spanish.
United States Federal Election Commission
This site provides excellent information to residents, the media, and candidates and campaign committees.
Local and State Political Parties
North Carolina Democratic Party
Guilford County Democratic Party
North Carolina Republican Party
Guilford County Republican Party