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About the North Carolina Supreme Court Races

Four judicial candidates are running for two seats on the North Carolina Supreme Court this November. 

 

The Justices that sit on the North Carolina Supreme Court make decisions everyday to support or undermine our rights under the North Carolina Constitution. 

For example,  this year the state Supreme Court held that a legislature elected based on racially gerrymandered districts cannot propose amendments to the North Carolina constitution. 

The Court also created a mandatory parole review for prisoners sentenced as juveniles who have subsequently served 40 years in prison. And the Court will also soon decide whether the state’s voter ID law is unconstitutional.


The future of the North Carolina Supreme Court is in your hands.
 
On November 8, vote for the judicial candidates that will promote equal justice for all, protect your rights and freedoms and protect our democracy.

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Registration Deadlines and Election Dates

Voter Registration Deadline: Application must be received or postmarked no later than 25 days before Election Day

 

After the 25th day before the election, you may register in-person during the early voting period at a one-stop site in your county of residence.

 

2022

  • General Election Voter Registration Deadline: October 14

  • General Election: November 8

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Official Election Websites

More election information at: 

www.ncsbe.gov

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How Can I Vote?

By Mail

All registered voters may request and vote by absentee ballot. You can request your absentee ballot application online or by returning the absentee ballot request form to your county board of elections office. Absentee ballot requests must be received by your county board of elections by 5 p.m. on the Tuesday before Election Day.

 

You can find more information about voting by mail and the request forms at: ncsbe.gov/voting/vote-mail.

 

Blind or visually impaired voters may receive their absentee ballots electronically. More information is available at: ncsbe.gov/voting/help-voters-disabilities/accessible-absentee-voting

 

Completed absentee ballots must be:

  • Returned in person at a one-stop early voting site

  • Received in person to your county board of elections office by 5 p.m. on Election Day, or

  • Postmarked on or before Election Day and received by 5 p.m. on the third day after Election Day

For more information, visit:

ncsbe.gov/voting/vote-mail

 

Early In-person

All voters may vote early at one-stop absentee voting site in their county.

 

Contact your county board of elections for one-stop voting locations and hours: vt.ncsbe.gov/ossite/

 

Election Day

Voting sites will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Election Day. If you are in line by the closing time, then you have the right to vote.

 

Curbside voting is available to all one-stop voting sites and Election Day polling locations for voters who are unable to enter the voting place. For more information on eligibility, visit:

ncsbe.gov/voting/help-voters-disabilities/accessible-voting-sites/curbside-voting

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What Type of ID Do I Need to Vote? 

Voters currently do not currently need to show voter ID to vote in the 2022 elections.

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Where Do I Vote?

Make a plan. Look up your voting site and hours at:

ncsbe.gov/Voters/Voter-Tools

 
 

 Every Vote Matters 

  We're Here To Help Inform Yours  

 
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Fair Elections Center Know Your Rights Guides

Fair Elections Center has created "Know Your Voting Rights" guides for ten states where we have focused our work to help voters if they encounter problems at the polls in the 2022 midterm elections. These guides will help give in-person voters the tools to assert their rights and protect their freedom to vote. Voters have important rights under federal law, but some of these rules at the polling place vary by state. While most voters will likely have a smooth voting experience, we want to make sure that they understand what to do if they do run into challenges or other hurdles at the polls.