Here’s what you need to know now if you want to vote on March 15 in the North Carolina primary.
There are three ways to vote:
Absentee voting by mail
It has already started, and you may request an absentee ballot here. If you have a mail-in ballot, the deadline for getting it back to the county board of elections is 5 p.m. March 15.
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In person on March 15
If you’re not registered yet, time is running out. Friday is the deadline to register to vote in person on primary day.
You can download a voter registration form, which includes instructions on how to submit it, at nando.com/regis.
Early voting starts Thursday, March 3, and ends Saturday, March 12. Residents can go to select sites in their counties to cast ballots. Check with your local board of elections for locations, times and dates.
For now, would-be early voters can register during the early voting period — a process called same-day registration — even though the legislature passed a law in 2013 to eliminate that option. The law is the subject of an ongoing federal lawsuit, and a preliminary injunction granted by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit allows same-day registration for the primary.