Voter Resources

I think I've already registered to vote, how can I be sure?

Easy, you can check your voter registration status here.

How do I register to vote in Iredell County?

Fill out the voter registration form found here, then mail or hand deliver the completed form to:

Iredell County Board of Elections

203 Stockton St.

Statesville, NC 28677

Do I need an ID to vote?

Most voters do not need to show ID – but if you are a first-time voter in the county or if you use Same Day Registration, you may need to show some type of ID. New voters in a county are asked to list an ID number on the registration form – either their NC driver’s license number or the last 4 digits of their Social Security number. If officials can’t verify the number, or if the voter omits it, the voter will be asked at the polls to show a photo ID or one of these with their name and current address: a utility bill (electric, phone, water, or cable), pay stub, bank statement, or any document from any government agency.

A voter who registers during Early Voting using Same Day Registration will need to show one of these with your name and current address: a NC DMV license or identity card, utility bill, bank statement, payroll stub, or document from any government agency. Alternatively, a student may show a student photo ID, along with a document from the college showing their residential address. It’s generally smart to carry a photo ID with you.

Where and when do I vote on Election Day?

You can find your home polling place on your voter registration card, or if you don't have your card (and you do not need it to be eligible to vote) you can easily find your polling place by clicking here.

All polling places are open from 6:30 AM to 7:30 PM on Election Day. If you are in line at 7:30 PM, you will be allowed to vote.

What if I can’t get to my home precinct on Election Day?

You can cast a ballot that will be counted (at least in part) at any precinct’s polling place in your county. Your vote will count for all contests on the ballot at your home precinct (e.g., mayor, at-large city council, countywide and statewide contests).  If you try to vote in the wrong precinct’s polling place but in your correct county, you will be sent to the “Help Desk” and shown how to use a Provisional Ballot. This is called out-of-precinct voting. If you are not offered a provisional ballot in this situation, ask for it.

How can I vote early?

Find out when and where you can vote early for the 2020 elections in Iredell County here. Any voter in the county can use any of the Early Voting sites in the county. You do not need an excuse to use Early Voting.

Note: All ballots cast early by eligible voters are counted and help determine the election winner, just like the ballots cast on Election Day. It is a myth that they are not counted the same.

What if I can’t vote in person?

Voting by mail is easy, click here to request an absentee ballot. You or a near relative must complete this form and mail to:

Iredell County Board of Elections

203 Stockton St.

Statesville, NC 28677

Requests must be received at the county board’s office at least 7 days before Election Day, by 5 PM.

What if I have a disability?

People who have visual, physical, cognitive, or mental disabilities have a right to vote, protected by federal and state law. You have the right to receive assistance when you are voting, but a poll worker is not allowed to offer assistance – you have to ask for it. If you have a disability or difficulty reading (due to language ability, vision, etc.), you can ask for assistance from any person of your choice, except not an agent of your employer or union.

You can also remain in a car and vote from the curbside of the polling place if you would have difficulty going inside, due to your age or a physical disability. A poll worker will bring the ballot to you.

You may want to contact the County Board of Elections and ask them about the accessibility of your polling place or an Early Voting location. You have the right to request another permanent polling place in advance of the election if yours is inaccessible.

Where do I vote if I’ve recently moved?

If you registered to vote but have moved since then, where you vote depends on how long you’ve been at your new address.

If you moved to a different precinct in the same county less than 30 days before the election, you can vote at your old precinct’s polling place on Election Day. If it has been more than 30 days, you can either (1) go to your old precinct, ask for a “transfer,” take it to your new precinct’s polling place and vote, or (2) go to your new polling place and ask for a Provisional Ballot if your name is not on the voter roll.

The most convenient and reliable way to vote if you have moved within you county but have not updated your registration is to vote at an Early Voting site during Early Voting.

If you moved to a different county, then you need to register like a new voter by submitting a registration form 25 days before the election. Or, you can use Same Day Registration by going to a One-Stop Early Voting site in your new county during the Early Voting period  (You cannot do this on Election Day.)

 

I didn't vote in the primary, can I still vote in the General Election?

Yes. A Primary election narrows the field of candidates for the General Election. You do not have to vote in the Primary to vote in the General Election. You may not vote in the Primary Runoff (also called the Second Primary) unless you were registered at the time of the original Primary, even if you didn’t vote in the Primary.

 

I'm registered Unaffiliated, can I vote in the Primary elections?

Yes, you can ask for a Republican, Democratic, Libertarian or Nonpartisan ballot. Your choice does not change your Unaffiliated status or obligate you to vote for a party’s candidates in the General Election. However, if there is a Primary Runoff, you can only participate in the Runoff of the same party that you selected in the original Primary.

What if I have a problem? What is a Provisional Ballot?

If the election officials cannot find your name on the list of registered voters when you go to vote or if you encounter any other problem, you have the right to receive what is called a “Provisional Ballot.” You will have to fill out a form in addition to your ballot; the form helps the officials research your registration history, and it creates a record that voting-rights groups can review later to make sure you were treated fairly. If elections officials verify your eligibility to vote, your ballot will count like a regular ballot. You will be given a phone number or website to learn if your Provisional Ballot was approved or rejected, and why.

If you had a problem and were not offered a Provisional Ballot or requested one and were denied your right to receive one, please call our Voter Hotline at 1-888-OUR-VOTE or 1-866-OUR-VOTE.

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of Iredell County

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