At the Voting Place
If you have any questions about using the voting machine, please contact the Board of Elections
at (336) 570-6755.
You will be assigned a voting place within the voting precinct where you live. Our office will
assign your precinct when you register or change your address and you will be notified by mail.
You will receive a Voter Card before the election if you are a new voter or have made changes
since the last election. This card will indicate the name and location of your voting place. You
may also telephone the Elections Office (570-6755) for the location of you voting place.
If you fail to change your address by the registration deadline, there is a procedure that allows
you to vote. On Election Day, you may go to your old precinct and fill out an Authorization to
Vote form. Then, you can take the form to your new precinct where you will be allowed to vote
on the voting machine. To avoid the paperwork, change your address by the registration
If you are unable to enter the voting place due to your age or physical disability, you will be
allowed to vote either in your vehicle or near the voting place. Have someone enter the voting
place and inform election officials of your desire to vote in this manner.
Primaries and General Elections
In primaries in North Carolina, you vote only in the primary of the party with which you are
affiliated. If you register unaffiliated, you may be allowed to vote in a primary if a party allows
unaffiliated voters to vote in their primary.
In the primaries, you NOMINATE candidates, and you ELECT candidates in a general election.
Partisan Elections are held in even-numbered years and Non-Partisan Municipal Elections are
held in odd-numbered years.
Presidential Elections are held every four years. The next Presidential Election will be held in
2012. U.S. Senators are elected for six year terms. Members of the U.S. House of
Representatives and members of the State Senate and State House are elected every two years.
Most other offices are elected every four years, terms are staggered.