North Carolina will elect a Governor in 2012
Presidential and State Primary registration deadline – April 13, 2012 or
in person at early voting between April 19 and May 5, 2012.
Presidential and State Primary date – May 8, 2012
State Primary runoff date (if necessary) – June 26, 2012
General Election registration deadline – October 12, 2012 or in person at
early voting between October 18 and November 3, 2012.
Election information telephone number – 919-733-7173919) 733-7173
State election website –
In person – 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 Primary begins April 19 and
ends May 5.
In person early voting for the General Election begins
October 18 and ends November 3.
Voters may vote early and in person at their
County Board of Elections office or at One Stop Voting Sites around the
state. They may even register to vote on the same day that they vote early.
Contact information for County Board of Elections offices may be found at
Places and times for early in-person voting at One Stop Voting Sites is
By mail – Any voter may vote early by
mail, no excuse required.
Primary absentee ballots must be requested by May 1;
marked ballots must be received by the County Board of Elections no later
than May 7.
General Election absentee ballots must be requested by
October 30; marked ballots must be received by the County Board of Elections
no later than November 5.
Absentee voting by mail – Begins September 6