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Frequently Asked Questions

 

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General Questions

Do I have to show Identification at the Precinct or One-Stop Location before I can vote?
Currently, Federal/State Law requires identification when you register to vote by mail or voter registration drives. You only have to show ID before voting if you did not provide ID when you registered to vote, or if your N.C. License number or the last 4 numbers of your Social Security did not validate.   North Carolina’s new Voter ID law will not go into effect until January 1, 2016.
Is there a voter registration deadline in North Carolina?
Yes, the deadline for registering to vote, changing your party affiliation or updating your address is 25 days before an election.
Where can I get Voter Registration forms?
Pick up a form at any Iredell County Public Library, at the Board of Elections office (203 Stockton Street, Statesville NC  28677) or on the web at www.co.iredell.nc.us.   Click on Departments/Board of Elections/Voter Registration forms.   Complete and sign the form and mail it to our office.  We will process the form and mail you a voter card showing your polling place and your districts.
I think I am registered, but I am not really sure. How can I find out?
Call the Board of Elections at 704-878-3140 or log onto www.co.iredell.nc.us.    Go to Departments/Board of Elections/Verify voter registration information.  Enter in your information and click on submit.  This should bring up your voter registration information.
If my information on the Board of Elections website is not correct, what should I do?
Either print off a registration form from the website, complete, sign, and mail to our office, or call and we can mail a form to you, or come to our office.
If I move within Iredell County, or my residence address changes inside Iredell County, do I need to do anything to my voter registration?
Yes. Any time a person moves or their address changes, they are required by NC Law to update their address.
If I am a registered voter in N.C. and move into Iredell County, do I need to do anything to my voter registration?
Yes. You will need to complete a voter registration form to register in Iredell County.
If I am a registered voter in another state, and move to North Carolina, do I need to re-register to vote? 
Yes, you need to complete a voter registration form.
How do I change my address?
We must have one of two documents signed by the voter. You should either send us your voter card with the change of address indicated or complete a voter registration application form showing your new address and mail it to us.  Make sure you sign the document.  We will process the form and mail you a new voter card.  Any address changes must be made 25 days prior to Election Day.
How do I change my party affiliation?
We must have one of two documents signed by the voter.  You should either send us your voter card with the necessary changes made or complete a voter registration/application form, showing your new party affiliation and mail it to us.  Please make sure you sign the document.  We will process the form and mail you a new voter card.   Any party affiliations changes must be made 25 days prior to Election Day.
Can someone else sign my voter registration application or can they vote for me?
No, only a voter may sign his or her voter registration application.  You are not permitted to sign the form for your spouse, child or parent, even if you have Power of Attorney for the person.  If you cannot make it to the polls to vote, you can request an Absentee ballot be mailed to you.
How do I find my polling place?
You can call the Board of Elections office at 704-878-3140 or look on the web at www.co.iredell.nc.us.   Go to Departments/Board of Elections/Verify my Voter Registration Information/Find My Polling Place.  Enter your information and click on Submit.   After your information appears, scroll down and look for your polling place information.
Where is the Board of Elections located?
203 Stockton Street Statesville, NC 28677. Our phone number is 704-878-3140.
Can I vote at the Board of Elections on Election Day?
No, you must vote at your assigned polling place on Election Day.
What hours are the polls open?
The polls are open from 6:30 am to 7:30 pm, North Carolina General Statute 163-166.01
If I am already in line when the precinct closes at 7:30 pm, do I still get to vote?
Yes, if you are in line prior to the close of the precinct, you may vote. If you get in line after 7:30 pm, you will not be allowed to vote.
Do I have to show Identification at the Precinct before I can vote?
Currently, Federal/State Law requires identification when you register to vote by mail or voter registration drives. You only have to show ID before voting if you did not provide ID when you registered to vote, or if your N.C. License number or the last 4 numbers of your Social Security did not validate.   North Carolina’s new ID law will not go into effect until January 1, 2016.
How can I receive an Absentee Ballot?
An application for an absentee ballot can be requested in person at the Board of Elections office or by sending in a completed NC State Absentee ballot Request Form (available on Iredell County website).
I will be out of the county/country on election today, how can I vote?
If you know you are going to be out of the county or country on Election Day then you will need to plan ahead and request an Absentee ballot or vote at one of the Early Voting Sites.  If you are not in the county/country on Election Day, there is no way for you to vote.  There are deadlines for Early Voting and Absentee by mail voting, so you may need to call the Board of Elections for specifics.
If I am registered as Unaffiliated, can I vote in a Primary Election?
Yes, when you arrive at your polling place you must choose which party’s ballot you wish to vote.  You cannot vote both!!

  • If you choose to vote the Republican ballot, you will be voting on the Republican races and the non-partisan races.
  • If you choose to vote the Democrat ballot, you will be voting on the Democrat races and the non-partisan races.
  • If you choose to vote the unaffiliated ballot, you will only be voting on the non-partisan races.

These limitations only apply during a Primary Election.  They do not apply during a November General Election.  In the November General Elections, you may vote for anyone on the ballot, regardless of their party.

How are ineligible voters removed from the voter registration rolls?
In North Carolina, county boards of elections follow a comprehensive list maintenance schedule to remove names of individuals’ who are no longer eligible to be registered due to death, felony conviction, removal from the county, or lack of voter contact.