North Carolina will elect a Governor and a U.S. Senator in 2016
Presidential Primary voter registration deadline – February 5, 2016
Presidential Primary date – March 1, 2016
State Primary voter registration deadline – April 8, 2016
State Primary date – May 2, 2016
General Election voter registration deadline – October 14, 2016
General Election date – November 8, 2016
Election information telephone number – 919-733-7173; 866-522-472319)
State election website --
Any voter may register and/or vote early
in person at One Stop Absentee Voting sites, no excuse required.
In person early voting for the State Primary begins April 21, 2016 and ends
April 30, 2016.
In person early voting for the General Election begins October 27, 2016 and
ends November 5, 2016.
Any voter may vote early by mail, no excuse
required. A request for a vote-by-mail ballot must be received by the county
board of elections office by 5:00 PM on the Tuesday before the election.
State Primary vote-by-mail ballots become available on March 14, 2016.
General Election vote-by-mail ballots become available on September 9, 2016.
Vote-by-mail ballots must be returned by 5:00 PM on Election Day or
postmarked no later than Election Day and received within three days after
the election. They may also be returned in person at a One Stop Absentee
Voting Site during the early voting period.