Raleigh.- Starting Thursday, February 15, North Carolina citizens will be able to vote in person during the early voting period for the 2024 primary election. 

During that period, which will last for 17 days until 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 2, voters will be able to vote at any of the early voting sites in their county, unlike on the general election day, when they will only be able to vote at their assigned polling location. 

In addition, people who are not registered to vote will be able to do so and vote on the same day, even though the regular voter registration period ended on February 9. 



According to NC state law, this year voters will have to present a valid photo ID to cast their vote. 

People who do not have a valid form of identification can get a voter ID for free at their county Board of Elections.  

Those who cannot show any valid identification at the time of voting may still exercise their right to vote with a provisional ballot by filling out an affidavit explaining the reasons that prevent them from having a valid photo ID. 



Each of North Carolina’s 100 counties will have early voting sites.  

There will be 13 early voting sites this year in Wake County. The local Board of Elections has set up a web page where voters can track in real-time the wait times at each of these sites. 

To view the addresses and hours of operation, or to track waiting times in Wake County, visit: https://www.wake.gov/departments-government/board-elections/election-information/early-voting 

To locate the nearest voting site in all counties in the state, visit the State Board of Elections page: https://vt.ncsbe.gov/EVSite/ 

You can also find information in English and Spanish about these elections in our 2024 Voter Guide