Voter Information

2020 Voter Tools and Resources

Important Dates for North Carolina Voters

October 9, 2020  Regular Voter Registration Deadline for the 2020 election

October 15, 2020  Start of Early Voting for 2020 General Election

October 27, 2020  Absentee By-Mail Ballot Request Deadline

October 31, 2020  End of Early Voting for 2020 General Election

November 3, 2020  General Election

In North Carolina, the polls open at 6:30 a.m. and close at 7:30 p.m.

Additional Tools and Information Regarding Voting

Voter Registration and Information

Voter Registration and Information

TurboVote 

A tool that makes voting easy by sending a text or email messages verifying voter registration status, reminders about important election deadlines, and polling place location. Developed by the nonpartisan group Democracy Works.

Vote.gov

This federal website connects visitors to online voter registration and provides additional registration information, including for those voting from overseas.

Vote411.org 

A project of the League of Women Voters, Vote 411 offers voter registration information, including deadlines, and allows voters to see what will appear on their ballot.

Candidate and Election Information

Candidate and Election Information

 Ballot Ready (NC page)  

Nonpartisan candidate information that is browsable by county. 

Fec.gov

The Federal Elections Commission includes campaign filing information for candidates as well as a searchable database for voters. 

Govtrack.us

GovTrack allows users to track federal legislation or see the voting and bill sponsorship records of Representatives and Senators.

Votesmart.org

Vote Smart includes search tools that allow you to research candidates and elected officials, voting records, and issues. They also offer a mobile app.

YouCanVote.org

You Can Vote provides tools and resources for NC community members to become lifelong voters

Fact-Checking Tools 

Fact-Checking Tools 

FactCheck.org (A Project of The Annenberg Public Policy Center)

Designed to help voters by “monitoring the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews, and news releases.” Updated even when it is not election season. Includes information on special interest groups behind television ads.

Politifact.com

Founded by the Tampa Bay Times and now operated by the Poynter Institute, PolitiFact is a nonpartisan fact-checking organization that focuses on national political figures.

Newsguard 

Browser extension that provides an easy way to evaluate websites. “Green-Red ratings compiled by a team of trained journalists signal if a website is trying to get it right, has a hidden agenda, or knowingly publishes falsehoods or propaganda.”

For Children and Youth

For Children and Youth

Bensguide.gpo.gov  

This resource is dedicated to educating children of different age levels about the workings of the federal government. This site is sponsored by the U.S. Government Printing Office

Kids Voting USA 

This site offers nonpartisan information for kids and resources for educators.