North Carolina Key Election Dates (2010)

The North Carolina State Board of Elections recently published the 2010 General Election Judicial Voter Guide. Over the next couple of days, we will re-post some of the important information found within the guide. If you have any questions about the content, please refer the the North Carolina State Board of Elections.

North Carolina Key Election Dates:

Friday, September 3, 2010
  • Absentee ballots are ready for General Election

Friday, October 8, 2010
  • Voter registration forms must be postmarked or delivered in person by 5:00 p.m. for persons to be eligible to vote in the November 2, 2010 General Election. However, after this deadline you can still register to vote at One-Stop absentee voting locations.
Thursday, October 14, 2010
  • One-Stop absentee voting begins for November 2 General Election. Individuals who miss the registration deadline, if qualified, may register in person and then vote at a one-stop voting site.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Saturday, October 30, 2010
  • One-Stop absentee voting and registering ends at 1:00 pm (may be extended to 5:00 p.m. in some counties. Check with your county.
Monday, November 1, 2010
  • Mailed absentee ballots must be received in your county Board of Elections office by 5:00 p.m. or postmarked by day of the General Election and received by 5:00 p.m.
  • Deadline to request absentee ballots for sickness/disability is 5:00 p.m. See page 12 for details on how to vote absentee.
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
  • General Election Day
  • Polls open at 6:30 a.m. and close at 7:30 p.m.


Starting in early September, voters can view a sample of the entire ballot they are entitled to vote for the November 2, 2010 election. Visit the State Board of Elections’ website at, click on the “Voter Registration” Quick Link, and then click “Check Your Registration”. Enter your personal information and your voter registration information and a link to your sample ballot will appear.

Source: North Carolina State Board of Elections website

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