How to vote for Bernie Sanders in North Carolina

Register By

February 7 (Friday)

Primary On

March 3 (Tuesday)

North Carolina Primary: March 3, 2020

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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 7, 2020.

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

Go Vote!

Vote on Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020 from 6:30AM – 7:30PM
Find your polling place here:

You can request an absentee ballot as early as 1/1/2020.

Check out the official North Carolina Elections calendar here!

Persons who are not registered in a county may register to vote during the one-stop early voting period. This process is called “Same-Day Registration.”, the dates for the one stop early voting are: 2/13/2020 – 2/29/2020

Check out the official North Carolina Voter Guide Here (Will be updated soon)

If you have anymore questions call the North Carolina Elections here:

If you are registered as UNA you must ask for a democratic ballot to vote for bernie.

Id Requirement

“Voter ID implementation has been put on hold for 2020 and for the Primary you will not need to show ID to vote. “

Voter Workplace Protection

No laws require companies to give workers time off to vote. But employers cannot discharge or threaten workers based on how they vote or don’t vote.

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 3 or simply find it more convenient, vote early!

Early voting in North Carolina begins February 13 and ends on February 29.

One-stop absentee voting (in-person absentee voting, or early voting) allows registered voters to go in person to their county board of elections office (or an alternative location) to vote an absentee ballot. One-stop absentee voting is conducted starting on the third Thursday before the election and ends on the last Saturday before the election. During the one-stop early voting period, you may register to vote and vote on the same day.

More info here:

Only 17?

You may still vote in North Carolina's primaries if you will be 18 years old by November 3, 2020.

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.

Become a Delegate for Bernie

Willing to go the extra mile to help Bernie get elected? We need 2,373 Bernie supporters to become a Delegate, travel to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and cast their vote for Bernie Sanders at the Democratic National Convention. Interested?

How to become a delegate in North Carolina

North Carolina has 122 delegates 

  • 72 district
  • 24 at large
  • 14 Pledged PLEOs
  • 12 Superdelegates

Superdelegates: Gov. Roy Cooper, Rep. Alma Adams, Rep. G.K. Butterfield, Rep. David Price, Denise D. Adams, Wayne Goodwin, Shelia A. Huggins, Ray McKinnon, Cliff Moone, Bobbie Richardson, John R. Verdejo

Important dates:

Filing period to become a district delegate: December 1, 2019 – March 26, 2020

Precinct Meetings: February 15, 2020

Primary: March 3, 2020

County Conventions: March 28, 2020

Congressional District Conventions: April 25, 2020

State Convention in Raleigh: June 6, 2020

North Carolina Delegate Selection Plan

District Delegates (72) 

  • Make sure you are a registered Democrat
  • Determine the congressional district where you are registered
  • File a Notice of Candidacy form and Pledge of Support by March 26, 2020 through the NCDP website ( or download, complete, and mail in the form to NCDP, Goodwin House, 220 Hillsborough St., Raleigh, NC 27603. Forms are available beginning December 1, 2019.
  • Start organizing your friends and supporters to vote for you.
  • Show up with your supporters to vote in the February 15, 2020 Precinct Meetings to elect delegates to the County Conventions. All Democratic voters are eligible to attend the meeting.
  • At the March 28, 2020 County Conventions delegates are elected to the Congressional District and State Conventions.
  • At the April 25, 2020 Congressional District Conventions the district level delegates are selected
  • At the June 6, 2020 State Convention the district delegates elect the PLEO and At Large Delegates

At Large Delegates (24) At Large Alternate Delegates (9)

  • If you did not get elected as a District delegate you can try to become an At Large Delegate or an Alternate delegate.
  • Get and file Statement of Candidacy and Pledge of Support at and file by May 7, 2020 with NCDP, Goodwin House, 220 Hillsborough St., Raleigh, NC 27603
  • At-Large and Alternate delegates are elected on June 6, 2020, 1pm at the State Convention

PLEO Delegates (14)

You have to be eligible to be a PLEO delegate. PLEOs are eligible according to the following priority: big city mayors and state-wide elected officials (to be given equal consideration); state legislative leaders, state legislators, and other state, county and local elected officials and party leaders. Help Bernie by encouraging qualified Bernie supporting people to file to become PLEO delegates.

  • Get and file Statement of Candidacy and Pledge of Support at and file by May 7, 2020 with NCDP, Goodwin House, 220 Hillsborough St., Raleigh, NC 27603
  • PLEO delegates are elected on June 6, 2020 at the State Convention

Standing Committee (15) and Delegation Chair

15 Standing Committee members (5 each on the Credentials, Platform and Rules committees) and the Delegation Chair are elected by a quorum of North Carolina’s National Convention Delegates on June 6, 2020. You don’t have to be a delegate or alternate to be elected.

Convention Pages (3)

Convention Pages are selected by the State Democratic Chair before June 13, 2020.  If you have questions contact the North Carolina Democratic Party.

More Information

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

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