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Voting Information for Teens and College Students

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How old do I have to be in order to register and vote in Wake County?

To be eligible to vote in NC, you must be 18 years old as of the date of the election. 17 year olds may vote in a primary if they will turn 18 by the date of the general election.

How do I register to vote?

Fill out a voter registration application form. Options for submitting the form are included on the form.

I am a college student in Wake County. What are my voting options?

Use this chart to view your voting options based on the county/state where you are registered to vote.

I am a college student in Wake County. Should I register to vote at my local address or my address back home?

College students are permitted by state law to register to vote at either their local address or their family's home address. You must vote in the county where you are registered, however, so be sure to use this chart to determine your voting options.

If voting in North Carolina, please review information regarding the NC voter photo ID requirement. You can also view a list of acceptable Student ID cards for voting purposes.

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