Free Voter Education Resources

Two steps to voting:

First: Register by October 9, 2020!

Not sure if you are registered? Check here!

Need to register? You can do so online through the Department of Motor Vehicles. Click here.

Or you can print a Voter Registration Form in English or Spanish. Return your form in person or by mail to 115 S. Maple St., Graham, NC 27253. Be sure to mail it early so it will be received before the October 9 deadline!

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Second: Plan how you will vote:

Vote by Mail

  • You can request an absentee ballot be mailed to your address. This request must be received by October 27, 2020 at 5 p.m. Make the request online here, or fill out and print the form here. You can track your absentee ballot from the time it is printed until it is counted here.
  • For detailed instructions on voting by mail, including who can request absentee ballots for a family member, please see the North Carolina Board of Elections website here.

One Stop Early Voting

If you missed the deadline to register to vote, One Stop Early Voting allows for same-day registration. Bring proof of current residence:

  • North Carolina driver’s license
  • Other photo identification issued by a government agency. Any government-issued photo ID is acceptable, provided that the card includes the voter’s current name and address.
  • A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document showing the voter’s name and address.
  • A current college/university photo identification card paired with proof of campus habitation.

For a complete list of One Stop Early Voting sites and times, click here.

Vote in person on Election Day, Tuesday, November 3, 2020

  • Find your precinct here. You do not need to provide picture ID to vote in person on election day, but you do need to be registered. For more information, including COVID-19 safeguards at the polls, click here.

For information about local and national elections, use the resources below. All of these website are free and available for all who want to learn more about elections, candidates and parties.

Alamance County Resources:

  • Alamance County Board of Elections: If you live in Alamance County, use the Board of Elections website to find out information about voting and local elections. Links to sample ballots as well as information on One Stop Early Voting times and locations are available here.
  • To find out if you are registered to vote, CLICK HERE. You will be directed to a voter search page where you will enter your information.
  • To find out where your voting location is, CLICK HERE. This will take you to a polling place search. You will need to enter your street address.

State of North Carolina Resources:

  • North Carolina State Board of Elections: For information from the State Board of Elections, use their website for information about all North Carolina elections, voter registration information, and more.

Other Online Resources:

  • Can I Vote: This website is created by the National Association of Secretaries of State and helps you find information about voting in your area. Includes information in Spanish: https://www.nass.org/es/can-I-vote
  • The Commission on Presidential Debates: The CPD is a nonpartisan organization that sponsors and organizes debates for U.S. presidential and vice presidential candidates. It also contains information on debates dating back to 1858 along with transcripts of some debates.
  • OpenSecrets: The Center for Responsive Politics created this site to allow people to research campaign contributors and financial information. Much of the data comes from the Federal Election Commission (FEC).
  • Political TV Ad Archive: Users can browse and view television ads for political candidates.
  • The U.S. Election Assistance Commission: A government website dedicated to educating everyone about elections. You can find answers to Frequently Asked Questions as well as 10 Quick Tips for Voters available in multiple languages. Election Calendars, Voter Registration Forms, surveys/reports, and more are available as well.
  • VoteSmart: This site provides factual and unbiased information about local and national election candidates. Although designed for K-12 teachers, this site provides plain language that anyone can understand.
  • USA.gov has a website with information on voting rights, including where to report suspected cases of voter fraud, intimidation, or suppression of the right to vote. Read more here.
  • North Carolina State Board of Elections: For information from the State Board of Elections, use their website for information about all North Carolina elections, voter registration information, and more.