What are the qualifications to vote in Chatham County?
- I am citizen of the United States
- I am at least 18 years of age, or will be by the date of the general election; or I am at least 16 years old and understand that I must be at least 18 years old on election day or the general election to vote
- I shall have been a resident of North Carolina, this county, and precinct for 30 days before the election in which I intend to vote
- I have not been convicted of a felony, or if I have been convicted of a felony, I have completed my sentence, including any probation or parole (citizenship and voting rights are automatically restored upon completion of the sentence. No special document is needed)
How do I get registered?
You must complete a Voter Registration Application and mail or deliver to the elections office at least 25 days prior to an election. A Voter's Information Card will be mailed to you once your registration application has been processed. This card provides your proof of registration and also provides useful information as to your precinct number and polling location. The card also displays what jurisdictions you vote in. Please retain this card as it may be used to change your address by mail should you move, change your name or change your party affiliation within Chatham County. It can also be used to cancel your Chatham County registration should you move out of the county. This card is not required on Election Day in order to vote.
Eligible individuals may register and vote during the one-stop early voting period. This “same-day registration” process is currently permitted due to a preliminary injunction granted under a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, but this option remains the subject of ongoing litigation in federal court.
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Mail your completed voter registration forms to:
Chatham County Board of Elections
P. O. Box 111
Pittsboro, NC 27312