North Carolina Election Law

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Voter Registration

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
MethodIn person, by mail, and online. No changeNo legislative movement
DeadlineTwenty (20) days prior to election. No changeNo legislative movement
AutomaticNoNo changeNo legislative movement
Same DayAllowedNo changeNo legislative movement

Absentee Ballot Application

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
ExcuseNo excuse required. No changeNo legislative movement
AutomaticNoNo changeNo legislative movement
DeadlineSeven days prior to election. No changeNo legislative movement
Valid for X# of CyclesSame cycle onlyNo changeNo legislative movement

Absentee Ballot Return (other than by mail)

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
Voter IDSignature VerificationNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity
In PersonYesNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity
Drop BoxYes No ChangesSB 90 Increased Security of Drop Boxes
See Line 120 of Bill
Return Deadline5:00 PM on Election DayNo ChangesNo Legislative Activity

Ballot Harvesting

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
ProhibitedNoNo changeNo legislative movement
Limited 3rd PartyNear relative or legal guardianNo changeNo legislative movement
Paid Political OperativesNo No changeNo legislative movement

Early Voting

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
By MailYesNo changeNo legislative movement
In PersonYesNo changeNo legislative movement

Voter Identification - Absentee Ballot

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
Signature VerificationNoNo changeNo legislative movement
Witness StatementNo No changeNo legislative movement
OtherNoNo changeNo legislative movement
Cure ProcessNo cure processNo changeNo legislative movement

Voter Identification - In Person

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
Photo IDRequiredNot required as result of court injunction . Ongoing litigation
Other Options---
Provisional BallotsNo provisional ballot procedureNo changeNo legislative movement

Voting Day

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
Hours6:30 AM to 7:30 PMNo changeNo legislative movement
Wait TimeNot mentioned in statutesNo changeNo legislative movement
ElectioneeringSet by county board of elections. Must not be more than 50 feet or less than 25 feet. No changeNo legislative movement
Other---

Voter Rolls

 Pre-COVIDDuring 20202021 Legislative Activity
Update FrequencyUpdated every two years. No changeNo legislative movement
Voter RemovalDeath, moving, and felony conviction. No changeNo legislative movement