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Register to vote by Oct. 13

Sept. 19 is National Voter Registration Day, a reminder if you plan to participate in the upcoming municipal election.

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Tuesday, Sept. 19, is National Voter Registration Day. If you are planning to vote on Election Day in the upcoming municipal election, you must be registered to vote by Friday, Oct. 13, 2023.

You have options to register to vote in North Carolina:
• You can access voter registration resources online through the North Carolina State Board of Elections.
• You can register to vote online, by mail and in person as a North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles customer.
• Anyone with an Onyen may also get help registering to vote with TurboVote through Heel Life under the “Get Ready to Vote” tab in their profile.
• You can register in-person when you go to vote during the early voting period.

When mailing your form, please remember to postmark it no later than the deadline of Friday, Oct. 13, 2023. Forms can be mailed from any mailbox, including the U.S. Post Office located on the third floor of UNC Student Stores by the South Road entrance.

You may also download the voter registration form to register to vote in other states.

One-stop early voting in North Carolina (including Orange County) begins Thursday, Oct. 19, 2023, and ends Saturday, Nov. 4, 2023. You may register to vote and vote in-person at the same time during this period; however, you may not vote on Election Day if you are not registered by Oct. 13.

The early voting location closest to campus for Orange County voters will be Chapel of the Cross (304 E. Franklin St., next to Morehead Planetarium and Science Center). The University will send more information about early voting locations, dates and times, as well as information on requesting an absentee ballot soon.

Voter ID

Beginning this year, voters in North Carolina will be asked to present photo identification to vote, though certain exceptions apply. Students, faculty and staff may opt to use their current physical UNC One Card as a voter ID. Mobile One Card does not count as a voter ID option. Those who have switched to mobile One Card can still use their physical One Card as an ID option. For more information about what other forms of identification are accepted, visit the voter ID page on the North Carolina State Board of Elections website.

If you have questions about your residency or voter registration generally, visit the North Carolina State Board of Elections website or democracy.unc.edu.