Voter Information

Get ready to vote!  Use these links to make sure you're ready to vote in North Carolina for the 2020 election.  Need help?  Drop by the Main Library and visit our Voter Registration Station to get one-on-one voter assistance from library staff.

 

Check your North Carolina voter registration status

Even if you've been registered for years, it's a good idea to check your voter registration status to make sure you're ready to go!

 

Register to Vote

You may register to vote in North Carolina if:

  • You are a U.S. Citizen
  • You have lived in your North Carolina county of residence for at least 30 days prior to the date of the election.
  • You will be at least 18 years old by the date of the general election (Tuesday, November 3).  If you are 16 or 17, you may pre-register to vote if you will be 18 by the date of the election.
  • You are not currently serving a sentence for a felony conviction, including probation, parole, or post-release supervision. (See below for more voting information for those convicted of a crime.)

If you have a North Carolina Driver's License or DMV-issued ID Card, you can register to vote online.

  • Go to https://payments.ncdot.gov
  • Click "Continue to myNCDMV services"
  • Sign in, or click "Continue as a guest" at the bottom
  • Click "Submit a Voter Registration Application".

Paper North Carolina voter registration applications may be printed here, or you can pick one up at the library or at the Board of Elections.  Finished applications should be mailed or delivered in-person to the Wilson County Board of Elections at 112 Douglas St E, WIlson, NC 27893.  The deadline to register to vote in the November 2020 election is October 9, 2020 (those not registered by that date may still be able to vote early at a One-Stop voting location - see below).  Go here for more information on voter registration.  

 

View a Sample Ballot

If you would like to see a sample ballot before voting in order to know which candidates or issues will be on the ballot, you can view one from your voter information page - this page tells you how.  Sample ballots may not be available until closer to Election Day.

 

Find a One-Stop (Early Voting) Site

Early voting gives the opportunity to vote in-person before election day.  For those who are not registered and are running out of time before election day, one-stop voting locations are the only option for same-day registration and voting. Proof of identity/residence is required for same-day registration. Go here for more information on One-Stop Voting. 

There will be three Early Voting locations in Wilson this year:

  • Board of Elections Office, 112 Douglas St
  • Wilson County Rescue Squad, 1902 Tarboro St
  • Wilson County Administrative Building, 2201 Miller Rd

Early voting runs Thursday, October 15 through Saturday, October 31.  Times are:

  • Monday-Friday, 8am-7:30 pm
  • Sundays 1pm-5pm
  • Saturday, October 17, 8 am-2pm
  • Saturday, October 24, 1pm-7pm
  • Saturday, October 31, 8am-3pm

 

Find your Election Day polling location

Your polling location is your assigned and best place to cast your vote on Election Day, Tuesday, November 3.  North Carolina polls are open 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Election Day; you are not required to show ID in order to vote on Election Day. If you are unable to vote at your assigned polling location, you may still request a provisional ballot at any polling location in your registered county. Go here for more information about provisional ballots.

 

Vote by Mail (absentee ballot)

An absentee ballot allows you to vote by mail if that is your preferred option. For the November 2020 election, all voters will be allowed to request absentee ballots. Absentee ballots must be recieved by the Board of Elections by October 27, and time should be allowed for processing and to recieve and return the ballot itself by 5:00 pm on election day, so requests should be submitted ASAP.   Go here for more information on absentee ballots.

 

Voting information for those convicted of a crime

In North Carolina, those currently incaracerated or serving a sentance are still eligible to vote unless they have been convicted of a felony.  Those convicted of a felony are not eligible to vote during their sentence, but regain the right to vote once they have been completed their felony sentence or been pardoned.  

 

For more information:

Wilson County Board of Elections
112 Douglas St E.
Wilson, NC 27893
Phone: 252-399-2836
Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m - 5 p.m.

Wilson County Board of Elections website

North Carolina State Board of Elections website