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!

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Primary On

March 3 (2020)

North Carolina Primary: Tue, March 3

It's still very early in the election season, and dates often change. Please sign up below for Voter Alerts in North Carolina and we'll send you an email if the dates change!

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 TBD.

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

Id Requirement


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 3 or simply find it more convenient, vote early!

Early voting in North Carolina begins January 1 and ends on January 1.

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 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.

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

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