Registering to Vote for the General Election on November 8
If you want to vote in the general election November 8, you must be registered to vote by Friday, October 14.
If you would like to mail in your voter registration form, it must be postmarked prior to 12 midnight on Friday, October 14, and sent to the following address: Guilford County Board of Elections, Post Office Box 3427, Greensboro, NC, 27402.
If you would like to deliver your form in person, it must be taken to the Greensboro or High Point office of the Guilford County Board of Elections by 5 pm on Friday, October 14. The address for the Greensboro office is 301 W. Market St. The address for the High Point office is 325 E. Russell Ave.
The October 14 date is especially important, since, unless there is a court decision otherwise, the option of registering to vote and voting on the same day during early voting will not be available. If there is a court-ordered decision on this matter, information on the change will be posted here.
Local, State, and Federal Voter Information
The Greensboro Public Library has chosen the websites below for their outstanding information content. The Library does not endorse any political views expressed on these sites or supported by any organization sponsoring these sites.
Looking to the Future
Several major changes have been made to North Carolina election law. One change is that each registered voter need to show approved photo identification when voting in any election after January 1, 2016. Learn more.
To get a free non-driving identification card from the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) for the purpose of voting, visit a DMV office and present:
- Proof of age
- Proof of identity
- Proof of North Carolina residence
- Verification of voter registration.
Questions? Visit this website or your local DMV office.
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