How to vote for Bernie Sanders in North Carolina

North Carolina has semi-closed primaries

North Carolinians must register as democrat or undeclared to vote for Bernie!

Register By

February 19 (Friday)

Register as a democrat or undeclared by: February 19, 2016

Primary On

March 15 (Tuesday)

North Carolina Primary: March 15, 2016

North Carolina Voter Information

Get Registered

North Carolina has semi-closed primaries — North Carolinians must register as democrat or undeclared to vote for Bernie!

North Carolina does not have online registration, but you can fill out a registration form to print and mail in.

Register as a democrat or undeclared now!

You must be registered by February 19, 2016.

Not sure if you are registered, or what you're registered as? Check your current registration status online.

Go Vote!

Find your local polling location here and cast your vote on March 15th!


North Carolina requires you to present photo identification in order to vote in person. Click here for more information about what kinds of photo IDs you can use to vote.


To vote in the North Carolina Primary you must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Must be a resident of the county, and prior to voting in an election, must have resided at his or her residential address for at least 30 days prior to the date of the election.
  • Must be at least 18 years old or will be 18 by the date of the next general election.
  • Must not be serving a sentence for a felony conviction.
  • Must rescind any previous registration in another county or state.

Early Voting

Vote Early in North Carolina! North Carolinians can vote in-person before election day! If you'll be out of town on March 15 or simply find it more convenient, vote early!

Early voting in North Carolina begins March 3 and ends on March 12.

North Carolina has same-day registration during the early voting period, so even if you’re not yet registered to vote, you can still vote for Bernie!

Why wait in the lines? Vote early for Bernie by visiting the One-Stop Site Search to find early voting locations near you.

You will be required to provide proof of residence, so bring a valid photo ID or a recent (2 months or sooner) utility bill/bank statement.

Only 17?

You may still vote in North Carolina's primaries if you will be 18 years old by November 8, 2016.

College Students

If you are a college student not living in your home state, you can vote for Bernie in either your home state or in the state in which you are attending school!

Military/Overseas Voters

If you are a Military Voter or a US Citizen living abroad, you are able to request a ballot here to vote for Bernie.

More Information

If you have any questions about voting in North Carolina you may contact your state official elections office or Democratic party.

Find local Bernie supporters and get help from /r/NorthCarolina4Sanders

Will you help Bernie win?

"I've said it since day one: I can't do it alone." - Bernie Sanders

This grassroots campaign depends on grassroots support like you! There are many opportunities to help out Bernie's campaign right now, and if you want more, sign up as a volunteer with the official campaign.

Many of us don't have much time for volunteer work, and if you're not able to volunteer but still want Bernie to win:

Donate to the Bernie Sanders Campaign

Phone Bank for Bernie

Phonebanking is the single most important thing you can do for the campaign besides voting. Primaries are here, and we need to be calling people and letting them know about how to vote in their state. Don't be scared! I hear from many people that it's daunting to call strangers on the phone, but you will have a script to read and the typical call length is very short.

Start Phonebanking for Bernie!

Attend or host a local event

Phone Banking, Canvassing, Voter Registration Drives, Carpools -- these are just a few of the volunteer-hosted events popping up around the nation in support of Bernie Sanders, and some probably in your city!

Find a local event to attend

If you can't find any events nearby, you should host your own — I've done it several times and it's been a great experience meeting local Bernie supporters!