Below are answers to general questions about organizing a voter registration drive. Another helpful resource is available here from the Fair Elections Legal Network. Visit the North Carolina Board of Elections site for specific voter registration information.
Who can organize a Voter Registration Drive?
Anyone! Voter registration services may be offered by any individual, group or organization that desires to conduct a voter registration drive.
Do I have to receive special training to organize a Voter Registration Drive?
No special training or permission is needed to conduct a voter registration drive; however, organizers should follow the guidelines set out by the North Carolina Board of Elections outlined in the brochure below.
Voter Registration Drives: A Citizen's Guide
Where do I get the Voter Registration forms/supplies?
County boards of elections can provide voter registration supplies to drive organizers in limited quantities (less than 1000 blank forms). If a larger quantity of forms is needed, organizers may request the forms directly from the State Board of Elections. You can also request posters from the Board of Elections to place at your drive location.
List of NC Board of Elections offices by county
North Carolina Voter Registration Supplies Order Form
Download a cool "Register to Vote" poster from the Nonprofit VOTE website.
Where do I send the Voter Registration Cards?
Applications collected at voter registration drives must be delivered to the appropriate county board of elections by the voter registration deadline.
What is the Voter Registration Deadline?
The General Election Registration Deadline is October 12, 2012. This is the date by which the forms must be postmarked or received by the Board of Elections.
My Voice My Vote
National Campus Voter Registration Contest
The National Campus Registration Drive invites college and university campuses to participate in this non-partisan voter registration drive and contest which begins September 8, 2012.
Teams from across the U.S. will compete against each other to see who can register the most voters in your area and on your campus. Contest winners will win a “Day With an Elected Official.”
Rock the Vote's Voter Registration Initiative
If your campus would like to register voters through your website, you might want to become a Rock the Vote Voter Registration Partner. By signing up you will have access to a voter registration tool that you can embed onto your website, see statistics about the people you are registering to vote, and download the registration data of those who register to vote through your website.