From the State Board of Elections:
PHOTO ID, SAME-DAY REGISTRATION, OUT-OF-PRECINCT VOTING, & PREREGISTRATION
In 2016, a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit struck down photo ID requirements and other elections procedures enacted under S.L. 2013-381 and amended by S.L. 2015-103. Barring any alternative outcome on appeal, the following are no longer enforceable:
- Photo ID requirement contained in Part 2 of Session Law 2013-381, as amended by Session Law 2015-103;
- Removal of preregistration contained in Part 12 of Session Law 2013-381;
- Elimination of same-day registration contained in Part 16 of Session Law 2013-381;
- Changes to early voting contained in Part 25 of Session Law 2013-381; and
- Elimination of out-of-precinct voting contained in Part 49 of Session Law 2013-381.
The district court order is available here. Please check back at this website for updates as they become available.
We will work to keep this site updated on the latest on same day registration and early voting.
During the Early Voting period, you can vote at any of the available sites. You can vote at a time and day that is convenient for you, and avoid the possibility that something might come up on November 8 to prevent you going to the polls.
Anyone can vote by mail – no reason need be given. If you choose to vote by mail, you must fill out and sign an Absentee Ballot Request Form and mail it to the Board of Elections. They will mail you an Absentee Ballot. You must fill out the ballot in the presence of two witnesses who must complete and sign the envelope in the appropriate place. Then mail the ballot to the Board of Elections with 2 first class postage stamps affixed.