General Election Day is November 7, 2023 for Orange, Durham, and Chatham Muncipal Elections
The last day to register to vote in the General Election is October 13th, 2023, UNLESS you register and vote on the same day during the Early Voting Period.
Upcoming Candidate Forums
- October 16, 7-9 PM: Chapel Hill Carrboro School Board Candidates Forum
- October 22, 3-5 PM: Durham Mayor and City Council Candidates Meet and Greet
- Information regarding early voting times and locations for Orange County
- Information regarding early voting times and locations for Durham County
- Information regarding early voting times and locations for Chatham County.
Before You Go: Visit VOTE411.org
- League of Women Voters’ one-stop shop for nonpartisan election information, and enter your address to see information on the candidates running in your district, registration info, and to confirm your polling place for election day.
- Information on races and candidates for the November General Election will be published on October 19th, the start of early voting.
- A photo ID is required to vote in NC beginning with the municipal elections in the fall of 2023.
- NC State Board of Elections' Voter ID Fact Sheet (Q&A)
NC State Board of Elections' Voter ID Requirements
You may use one of the following IDs, provided they are unexpired OR if expired, it has been for one year or less.
- NC driver’s license
- Non-driver’s ID from NC DMV (free to residents who show a birth certificate and other documents)
- U.S. Passport or U.S. Passport Card
- Driver’s license or non-driver ID from another state, District of Columbia or U.S. territory. Only if voter registered in North Carolina within 90 days of the election.
- College or university student ID
- State or local government or charter school employee ID
You may use one of the following ID's, regardless of whether it is expired.
- Tribal Enrollment Card. Must be issued by tribe recognized by NC or federal government
- Military or veteran ID card issued by the U.S. government
- Public Assistance Program ID card issued by U.S. government or State of North Carolina
A voter 65 or older may use an expired form of acceptable ID if the ID was unexpired on their 65th birthday
- The address on your ID does not matter – the law says ID is only used to prove who you are, not where you live. (Make sure your voter registration matches your current address!)
If you do not have one of the ID's above, you may request a free NC Voter Photo ID card from your county Board of Elections. You will need to provide your name, date of birth, and the last four numbers of your Social Security number, and have your photo taken. Additional information may be found here.
NOTE: If you are unable to show photo ID (whether voting in person or by mail), you may fill out an ID Exception Form (also known as a reasonable impediment form) and vote a provisional ballot.
- Directions for absentee voting can be found here.
- Mail-in absentee voters must include a copy of a photo ID when they return their ballot OR a completed photo ID exception form.
- Chatham County Election Information
- Durham County Election Information
- Orange County Election Information
- NC State Board of Elections
- NC Voter Registration Application Form with Instructions
- Formulario de AplicaciÃ³n / ActualizaciÃ³n de InscripciÃ³n al Voto de Carolina del Norte
- NC Voter's Bill of Rights
- NC Voter's Bill of Rights (Spanish)
- Chatham County Board of Elections
- Durham County Board of Elections
- Orange County Board of Elections
- LWVODC Voter Services/Voter Protection Action Team webpage: View LWVUS' Articles/Letters on Voting Rights, Recent Reports of Note, Variours Sourced Articles/Websites Regarding Voting, and How to Spot Misinformation.
- Contact your US Senators or your NC Senator
- Contact your US House of Representative or your NC Representative