Last chance to register for primary election


North Carolinians looking to vote in the March 5 primary election have until Friday Feb. 9 to register or make changes to party affiliation. State law sets the voter registration deadline as 25 days before an election.

To vote in an NC primary, residents must be a U.S. citizen, live at the address on their registration form for 30 days before the election, and be at least 18 years old by the date of the general election — that means that 17-year-olds can vote in the March primary if they will turn 18 by Nov. 5.

Existing voters with a NC driver’s license can update their address or party affiliation through NCDMV’s website. Voters can register during the in-person early voting period from Feb. 15 through March 2, but will not be able to change party affiliation.