Persons who are not registered in a county may register at one-stop sites (early voting sites) during the early voting period (October 17th – November 3rd). Upon completion of registration, the newly-registered voter can immediately vote at that same one-stop site. This process is known as same-day registration.
Same-day registrants must attest to their eligibility and provide proof of residence. A voter attests to her eligibility by completing a Voter Registration Application and affixing his/her signature. Knowingly attesting to false information is a Class I felony. After the voter's attestation, he/she must prove his/her residence by presenting any one of the following showing his/her current name and current address:
- North Carolina driver license
- Other photo identification issued by a government agency. Any government-issued photo ID is acceptable, so long as the card bears the voter's current name and current address.
- A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document showing the voter’s name and address
- A current college/university photo identification card paired with proof of campus habitation
Within two business days of the person’s registration, the county board of elections will verify the registrant’s driver license or social security number, update the voter registration database, search for possible duplicate registrations, and proceed to verify the registrant’s address by mail. The registrant’s vote will be counted unless the county board of elections determines that he or she is not qualified to vote.
For a schedule of One Stops hours and sites click HERE
NOTICE TO SAME-DAY REGISTRANTS
STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA
COUNTY OF [COUNTY]
[BEAUFORT COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS
PO BOX 1016 / 1308 HIGHLAND DR SUITE 104
WASHINGTON, NC 27889
PHONE: 252-946-2321 FAX: 252-974-2962
We cannot locate an active voter registration record for you in this county. If you are qualified to vote, you may register in person and then vote at this one-stop absentee voting site under the same-day registration provision. To be qualified:
- You must be a U.S. citizen.
- You must be at least 18 years of age, or will be 18 on or before November 6, 2018, the date of the general election.
- You must not be actively on probation or parole for a felony conviction.
- You must reside in this county and will have lived at your voting residence for at least 30 days prior to November 6, 2018 – the date of this election.
❶ Complete a Voter Registration Application
To register, you will be asked to provide information that will permit an election official to complete a North Carolina Voter Registration application. You will then need to sign the form attesting under penalty of a Class I felony that you meet all voting qualifications.
❷ Provide Proof of Residence
In addition, you will need to provide proof of your voting residence by presenting any of the following valid documents that show your current name and current residence address:
- a North Carolina driver’s license;
- a photo identification from a government agency; or
- a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document.
A complete list of acceptable documents is on the back of this notice. If you cannot present an acceptable proof of residence document, you may cast a provisional ballot, but your same-day registration application will not be processed during the one-stop absentee voting period until you provide acceptable proof of residence to the county board of elections by the close of business on November 15, 2018.
❸ Vote a Retrievable Ballot
A person who registers to vote under the same-day registration provision must vote a retrievable absentee ballot immediately after registering. If you decline to vote immediately, your registration will still be processed and you may later return to a one-stop absentee voting site in this county during this election to vote; however, you will not be eligible to vote if you wait until election day. One-stop absentee voting ends on Saturday, November 3, 2018.
❹ Verification of Registration
Within two business days of your same-day registration, the county board of elections will verify your NC driver’s license/ID or Social Security number, update the statewide registration database, and search for possible duplicate registrations in this county. In addition, the county board of elections must verify your address by mail by sending you a verification mailing -- your NC voter registration card. Your ballot will be counted unless the county board determines that you are not qualified to vote in accordance with North Carolina law.
In the event the county board of elections cannot verify your address, your voter registration application will be denied and your absentee vote may be subject to challenge. If challenged, you will receive an appropriate notice. The notice will give you instructions on how to appeal the challenge and you will be asked to present additional documentation that verifies your name and address. You are encouraged to check the status of your voter registration within two business days. You may check the status:
by checking online at