In all states, it's a felony to vote if your voting rights are currently revoked. If you are uncertain about your status from the information provided on this page, call 1-866-OUR-VOTE for more information.
Misdemeanor convictions in North Carolina
You do not lose your right to vote if you are convicted of a misdemeanor in North Carolina. If you are incarcerated for a misdemeanor you should check voter registration status, register to vote if necessary, and request an absentee ballot from office administrators at your complex.
You can vote while awaiting trial for any charge, even if incarcerated, as long as you have not lost your right to vote due to a prior conviction.
Felony convictions in North Carolina
You lose your right to vote if you are convicted of a felony. You can't vote while incarcerated, while on probation, or while on parole. Your right to vote is automatically restored once you complete your full sentence.
Next steps for restoring voting rights in North Carolina
If your sentence is completed, including parole or probation, you may register to vote and cast a ballot.
Helpful U.S. Vote Foundation Resources
Click here for help with:
Registering to vote
Requesting an absentee ballot
Requesting a mail-in ballot
Click here for help with finding your Election Official.