Local, State, and Federal Voter Information
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Voter Registration for the November 4 General Election
In order to vote in the November 4 general election, you must be registered to vote by Friday, October 10. If you fill out and mail in a voter registration form, it must be postmarked before 12 midnight on October 10. The mailing address for the Guilford County Board of Elections office is:
Guilford County Board of Elections
PO Box 3427
Greensboro, NC 27402
If you fill out and deliver the form in person, it must be delivered before 5 pm on October 10. The addresses for the two offices of the Guilford County Board of Elections are:
Greensboro office: 301 W. Market St., Room 115
High Point office: 325 E. Russell Ave.
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.
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