Voter Registration

Register to Vote

First of all, are you registered to vote?  Are you registered at an old address?

Check here:
You can register to vote by filling out a Voter Registration Form and delivering or mailing the form to your local Board of Elections Office.


We have plenty of forms at the New Hanover County Democratic Headquarters, so come see us!

Also, you may complete the registration online, print, and mail in your completed form.


Step 1: Complete the registration form PDF online.


Step 2: Print the registration form on your personal printer.  Your personal information will not be saved once you close the form.


Step 3: Once printed, sign and date the form and mail it to:


New Hanover County Board of Elections
230 Government Center Drive
Suite 38
Wilmington, NC 28403


*** In addition to the printable voter registration application accessible on the website above, voter registration applications are available at the following locations:


    NC State Board of Elections
    County Boards of Elections
    Public libraries
    Public high schools or college admissions offices.


Further, the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (NVRA) requires certain agencies in this state to offer voter registration services when at these locations for agency services.


These agencies include are:


North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (NC DMV)

Public Assistance Agencies
        Departments of Social Services (DSS)
        Departments of Public Health (WIC)

Disability Services Agencies
        Vocational Rehabilitation offices
        Departments of Services for the Blind
        Departments of Services for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing
        Departments of Mental Health Services

Employment Security Commission (ESC)


****  Instructions on absentee voting can be found here:
Requesting an Absentee Voting Ballot
Absentee Voting Ballot request form

The deadline to register to vote in North Carolina is 25 days before the day of an election. County Boards of Elections must receive voter registration applications by this date. If an applicant mails the form, the mailing must be postmarked by the deadline in order to be deemed timely for an upcoming election
** Visit the New Hanover County Board of Elections website for complete voter information.


PO Box 3036 Wilmington, NC 28406