Early Voting for the November 4 General Election
Early voting for the November 4 general election begins on Thursday, October 23. Locations, dates, and times are shown in this schedule. If you are not registered to vote, you can register to vote, but you will not be eligible to vote during the early voting period or for the November 4 general election.
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. 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? Check out this NC DMV weblink or 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
Some Other Helpful Websites for the November 4 Election
Greensboro News & Record Election News
Great for Guilford County-level offices and High Point mayor and city council races. Includes candidate profiles for local, state, and national offices. Profiles include answers to questions on some issues.
Raleigh News & Observer Election News
Excellent for state and national races. Will soon add candidate profiles.
2014 North Carolina Voter Guide
A project sponsored by WUNC-TV and the North Carolina Center for Voter Education. Excellent for state and national races. Will soon have candidate profiles.
Project Vote Smart
Covers candidates in state and national races and includes profiles, issue positions, votes records, and more.