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How to Vote in November 8, 2022 Elections

For multilingual voter assistance from NCAAT, call 919-591-2442

Important Dates

September 9

First day that absentee ballots are mailed to those who requested one

October 14

Deadline to register to vote for November 8th elections

October 20

Early voting and One Stop Registration begins

November 1

Deadline to request absentee ballot

November 5

Last Day of Early Voting

November 8

Election Day and absentee ballot return deadline

  • You can request a mail-in ballot here from September 9 – November 1. Ballots must be dropped off at a one-stop early voting site in your county by November 5, or returned to your NC board of elections by November 8.
  • You can cast your vote during the Early Voting period at any polling place in your county. Specific hours and locations for Early Voting in 2022 will vary depending on which county you live in and can be found at this list of Early Voting sites.
  • You can cast your vote on Election Day 6:30 am – 7:30 pm at your polling location. Find your polling location here.

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Voter FAQ

To register to vote in North Carolina, you must meet the following qualifications:

  • Be a U.S. citizen.
  • Live in the county of their/his/her registration and have resided there for at least 30 days prior to the date of the election.
  • Be at least 18 years old or will be by the date of the general election.
    • 16- and 17-year-olds may pre-register to vote. Their registration will be processed once they turn 18.
  • Not serving a sentence for a felony conviction, including probation, parole, or post-release supervision. Learn more about this here.

If you have an NC DMV-issued ID or driver’s license, you can use the NCAAT’s Online Voter Registration Tool to complete your registration.

If you don’t have an NC DMV-issued ID or driver’s license, you will need to complete and print your registration form and mail it back to the State Board of Elections, NCAAT’s Online Voter Registration Tool can also guide you through that process.

You only need to register once and should update your registration information (with changes in name, address, party affiliation, etc.) as needed through NCAAT’s Online Voter Registration Tool. Make sure you’re registered to vote at your current address!

You can also check your registration status through the Voter Search tool. It also doesn’t hurt to fill out the form again, if you’re still in doubt.

Yes. North Carolina voters don’t need a special reason to request an absentee ballot. Any registered voter can request and receive a mail-in ballot. An absentee ballot must be requested for each election in which a voter wants to vote by mail. Go to to request your vote by mail ballot. 

Yes. In North Carolina, voters have the right to receive assistance, as long as the person providing assistance is a member of the voter’s immediate family. Additionally, some voters can receive aid from a wider range of helpers. You can learn more here.

No. As of September 2021, North Carolina voters are not required to show ID to vote. However, if you are a first-time voter or have moved to a new county, you may be asked to show ID or a document with your current name and address, examples of acceptable documents include a government-issued document, pay stub, utility bill, bank statement, or student ID with a school document showing your address. Find the latest updates here.

Any voter in NC has the option to vote early and can use any of the Early Voting sites in their county of residence. Early Voting for the 2022 Election begins on October 20 and ends on November 5.

You can find a list of Early Voting sites here. You can also register to vote at Early Voting sites during the Early Voting period.

You can find your polling location here. On Election Day, you must vote at your designated polling location. Polling locations are open 6:30 am – 7:30 pm. If you’re in line at 7:30 pm, you will be allowed to vote.

As an eligible voter, you are guaranteed free, fair, and accessible elections. You have a right to vote without being intimidated or forced to vote in a certain way. If you have faced violations of your voting right, contact the following hotlines:

  • Democracy North Carolina Election Protection Hotline: 888-687-8683
  • NC Asian American Together Multilingual Hotline: 919-592-2442

Your ballot must be received by 5pm on Election Day for it to be counted in this election.

We’re happy to help! Just email or call 919-591-2442, and we’ll make sure to answer your question.

How the Asian American vote can make a difference in NC

Since 2010, the number of eligible Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) voters in North Carolina grew 43%, more than five times faster than the statewide growth rate.

Across North Carolina, there are more than 190,000 Asian Americans who are eligible to vote, making the Asian American community a potentially significant voting bloc in this battleground state. The number of Asian American registered voters has increased 42% from 2016.

However, more work needs to be done to bridge the gap between registered voters and the voting-eligible population in AAPI communities. As of November 2021, there are about 106,000 Asian American registered voters, or about 55% of the total Asian American voting-eligible population.

How to Help

NCAAT is committed to raising the visibility and voice of the Asian American population in North Carolina through building up and motivating an electorate throughout the state. Join us in engaging Asian American voters through our regular voter registration drives conducted in communities with high Asian American populations. With your help we can ensure that all Asian American voters are ready to vote!