2024 Voting Resources

The 2024 General Election is coming up soon. During the 2020 General Election, 75% of North Carolinians voted, but we can do even better this year. There is still potential to improve voter turnout in North Carolina. Make sure your voice is heard this year. To help you prepare to get out the vote, NCHA has pulled together the following information and resources.In 2020, The North Carolina State Board of Elections (NCSBE) shared information regarding voting laws for patients. The first document explains the laws pertaining to hospitals and what they can and cannot do in relation to patient voting. There’s also information about Multipartisan Assistance Teams (MAT) that can come to your hospital to help your patients vote absentee.

North Carolina State Board of Elections Voter Registration Resources

Learn more about registering to vote, changing your registration, and voter registration tools available in North Carolina.

The voter registration deadline is Oct. 11, 2024, for the statewide general election on Nov. 5, 2024. In North Carolina, the civilian voter registration deadline is 25 days before Election Day. If an election requires a second primary, voter registration is not allowed between the first and second primary. 

Individuals who are not registered to vote in a county may register at early voting sites during the early voting period. After registering, the newly registered voter can immediately vote at that same site.  

You can register to vote:

If you need to make any changes to your voter registration visit the State Board of Elections website.Before You Vote

Find your polling place using the Voter Search or Polling Place Search.

Voter Search will also show a sample ballot so you know who you will be voting for.

Voting by Mail

Any voter in North Carolina may vote by mail; no special reason or circumstance is needed. You can find the different ways to request a form through the State Board of Elections.

Absentee ballot requests must be made by November 1, 2024.

Early voting sites

The early voting period for the 2024 general election begins Thursday, October 17, 2024, and ends at 3 p.m. on Saturday, November 2, 2024. The general election is on Tuesday, November 5, 2024.

To find an early voting site in your county, visit the local county board of elections website; you must vote in your county but at any location in your county. You can also find locations through the State Board of Elections.

Voting on Election Day 

Make sure you know your polling site through either the NCSBE or your local county board of elections. NCSBE has a helpful tool. 

Make sure you are informed on what you will be voting on! Voter Search has sample ballots. 

There is no ID required to cast a vote. Though things are not anticipated to change, there are a number of court cases making their way through the system that might impact voting. The most up to date voting information will be on the NC State Board of Elections website, https://www.ncsbe.gov/. Engaging with candidates and knowing their position on issues that are important to you and your family and friends. Helping to educate friends and family on candidate’s positions on the issues to help them make decision on who to vote for is crucial. Many people don’t look up candidates before they vote, and end up voting a straight party ticket or simply based on a candidate’s name. Voters should have information to make sure they are voting for the candidate that most aligns with their values, and as an organization with the resources to do so we can help educate not only ourselves but others. 

#HealthcareHeroesVote Campaign

NCHA believes that healthcare workers do important, heroic work each and every day. We also believe that they have an important voice, especially when it comes to voting! To help get out the vote for the primary election, we’ve created a #HealthcareHeroesVote social media campaign for you to share.

Sample Social Media Messages

Are you registered to vote? If you are not already, be sure to register before the deadline on October 14 to be eligible to vote in the statewide general election. https://www.ncsbe.gov/registering #HealthcareHeroesVote #VoteNC 

It’s your right to help elect lawmakers and leaders who reflect your values. Register now, and make sure your voice is heard. The deadline to register for the statewide general election is October 14th. https://www.ncsbe.gov/registering #HealthcareHeroesVote #VoteNC 

Doctors, nurses, and other healthcare workers perform heroic duties every day. Another way to show your heroism is by getting out to vote. Let your voice be heard during the statewide general election on November 8th! https://www.ncsbe.gov/voting #HealthcareHeroesVote #VoteNC 

#HealthcareHeroesVote to ensure #equitable healthcare for all. Tell us why YOU vote and be sure to cast your ballot in this year’s general election taking place on November 8th. https://www.ncsbe.gov/voting #VoteNC 

Can’t make it to the polls on November 8th? There are options to vote early or via an absentee ballot. Learn more: https://www.ncsbe.gov/voting #HealthcareHeroesVote #VoteNC 

Your voice. Your vote. Your future. https://www.ncsbe.gov/voting #HealthcareHeroesVote #VoteNC