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Register to Vote

To register, fill out the voter registration form and send it to the Wake County Board of Elections office no later than 25 days before the date of the election.

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Voter Information

Go to the Wake County Board of Elections web site to verify that you're registered to vote. You can also find out about upcoming elections and where your polling place is.

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Know Your Voting Rights

Who Can Vote?

You must be a U.S. citizen and at least 18 years old on or before election day.


You must reside in the precinct where you'll be voting at least 30 days before election day.

Students from Out-of-State or Other Counties

If you're a student attending college in Wake County, you may register to vote here, depending on what your plans are after graduation.  


If you intend to move back home after graduation, you should register back home. But if you don't have any post-graduation plans yet, or plan to stay here, or plan to move anywhere else, then you may legally vote here.

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People With Criminal Records

People convicted of felonies who are in prison, on probation, or on parole cannot vote in NC. If you've completed your sentence, you can vote!


People convicted of misdemeanors can vote, even if they've been incarcerated. 

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What We Get Wrong About Closing the Racial Wealth Gap

This report examines commonly held myths about the racial wealth gap in America. The report explains why we must understand the underlying  causes in order to make systemic reforms for lasting change.

Racial_Wealth_Gap_Report (pdf)

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