This page is dedicated to voting because it is one of the most important things you can do; not only when there is a Presidential election but equally important in local elections. Listed below are several steps you can take to prepare to vote in the upcoming general election on November 2, 2021.
- Qualifications to Register to Vote
- How and Where to Register to Vote
- Confirm Your Active Voter Registration Status
- Local Elections in 2021
Any questions or problems, please contact the Guilford County Board of Elections directly at (336) 641-3836 or the North Carolina State Board of Elections at (919) 814-0700.
This information is provided as a public service of the Civic Engagement Kingdom Group of Mount Zion Baptist Church. The NC Board of Elections is the official source for voting information which can be found at their official website at www.ncsbe.gov .
Qualifications to Register to Vote
To register to vote in North Carolina, you must:
- Be a U.S. citizen;
- Live in the county where you are registering, and have resided there for at least 30 days prior to the date of the election;
- Be at least 18 years old, or will be by the date of the general election (16- and 17-year-olds may preregister to vote and 17-year-olds may vote in a primary election if they will be 18 at the time of the general election); and
- Not be in jail or prison for a felony conviction. NOTE: Due to a recent court order, anyone who is on probation, parole, or post-release supervision for a felony conviction is now eligible to register and vote.
How and Where to register to vote?
You may register to vote, make changes to your registration or obtain a mail-in registration form at your local Board of Elections office. You can also access a registration form using the link below: https://www.guilfordcountync.gov/home/showdocument?id=88. Follow the application instructions on pages 2 and 3. Mail or deliver in-person your registration form to reach the board of election no later than 25 days before an election.
- Early Voting Same Day Registration-During early voting you may register and vote in person at the same time.
- On-Line Voter Registration-Existing N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles (NCDMV) customers with a driver’s license or ID may register to vote or change their registration using the link below: https://www.ncsbe.gov/registering/how-register/complete-your-registration-online-through-dmv
Confirm Your Active Voter Registration Status
Voters have been purged from the NC voter rolls since the last election (2020). Check your registration status by going to the link https://ncsbe.gov/voting/your-voter-record and enter your first and last name into the Voter Search Tool. With this tool, you will be able to find information, including: voter registration status, Election Day polling place, sample ballots, voting districts, and voter history. This same link can be used to find information on candidates in your area by clicking the Candidates tab.
Local Elections in 2021
Primary – Tuesday, October 5 – Burlington and Jamestown
General election – Tuesday, November 2 – Guilford County townships of Burlington,
Gibsonville, Jamestown, Oak Ridge, Pleasant Garden, Sedalia, Stokesdale, Summerfield, Sedgefield Sanitary District, and Whitsett.
NOTE: Greensboro and High Point do not have elections in 2021.
Use the following link to find a list of candidates in your area: https://www.guilfordcountync.gov/home/showpublisheddocument/12052/637622236437400000