Voter Registration

QUALIFICATIONS

  • You must be 18 years of age or be 18 years of age by the General Election of the current year. Future voters may also preregister at the age of 16.

  • You must be a United States Citizen.

  • You must have resided in the precinct or other election district in Stanly County, North Carolina for thirty days prior to the upcoming election.

  • You must have your rights of citizenship.  If you have been convicted of a felony you have lost these rights.  You must complete your probation in order to have them restored and be eligible to register.

REQUIRED INFORMATION

The following information must be provided on the voter registration application:

  • Citizenship Verification

  • Full name

  • Physical address (where you live, ex: 123 Main Street)

  • Mailing address

  • Date of birth

  • Signature of applicant (A voter's Power of Attorney CANNOT sign the voters application)

SUBMISSION AND DEADLINES

The deadline to register is 25 days before Election Day. Applications may be submitted by mail, fax, email,  or in person (for military and overseas voter exceptions, see Military/Overseas). Applications submitted by mail must be postmarked by the deadline. The original application of any faxed or emailed registration form must be received at the Board of Elections office 20 days before the election. Applicants will receive a Voter Registration Card stating their precinct, polling place assignment, and jurisdictions.

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North Carolina provides permanent voter registration. However, voters may be removed from the voter registration records for the following reasons: a felony conviction, moving from the county, death, by request from the voter, or if the voter has not voted in any election within eight consecutive years and has had no contact with the Board of Elections during that time.

REGISTRATION AGENCIES

You may register to vote or change your voter registration at the following locations:

  • Stanly County Board of Elections Office, 1000 N First Street, Suite 16, Albemarle 28001

  • Stanly County High Schools

  • Employment Security Commission

  • Stanly County Libraries

  • Department of Social Services

  • Military Recruitment Offices

  • Health Department (WIC office)

  • DMV when applying for or renewing a driver’s license

  • Town/City Hall Buildings