GENERAL ELECTION - NOVEMBER 8, 2022 

How to Know Your Vote Counted in NC


If you voted in-person, or by mail, during the early voting period...

Under North Carolina law, votes by mail and at one-stop early voting sites are considered absentee votes. You can find that your vote counted in the “Your Absentee Ballot” section of the Voter Search database. Simply enter your first and last names and county (if desired) to pull up your record.

If you voted during the early voting period, your “Absentee Status” will show “VALID RETURN,” the “Return Method” will be “IN PERSON” and your “Return Status” will be “ACCEPTED.” This status is typically updated by the day after you cast your ballot at an early voting site.

Your ballot status also will show up in the “Voter History” section as soon as your county completes the post-election process of assigning voter history to your record. This may take a couple of weeks or longer.

If you voted in person on Election Day…

When you insert your ballot into a tabulator, your selections are recorded on a media card in the tabulator. These results are counted and reported publicly on election night.

For further confirmation that your ballot was counted, use the Voter Search tool.

Your ballot status will show up in the “Voter History” section as soon as your county completes the post-election process of assigning voter history to your record. This may take a couple of weeks or longer after the election. 

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Need to Register to Vote or Change Your Existing Voter Registration? 

In partnership with the NC DMV, North Carolina residents can now register to vote online or update their existing voter registration, as long as they have a NC Driver License or NC DMV-issued ID Card. This is a FREE service.  Follow the numbered steps below after clicking on the link below. Again, there is no fee for this service.  

 

Again, do the following steps after clicking on the link below…

  1. click on Continue as Guest
  2. click on Submit a Voter Registration Application
  3. under Record Look-Up, enter your info, then click Submit.
  4. Follow the remaining steps to complete your application.

 

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If you DO NOT have a NC Driver License or NC DMV-Issued ID Card, you will need to submit a voter registration application, either by mail, or in-person, to our office, located at 63 Elmwood Way # A, Waynesville, NC 28786     DOWNLOAD THE FORM