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Not Registered to Vote? It's Not Too Late

Posted April 11, 2008 4:56 p.m. EDT
Updated April 12, 2008 11:46 a.m. EDT

— The traditional voter-registration period ended Friday with registrations up overall across age, race, gender and party affiliation.

As of noon Friday, new registrations had lifted the number of registered voters in North Carolina to 5.7 million. But if you missed the deadline, it's still not too late.

Under North Carolina's new one-stop voting law, eligible residents are allowed to register to vote and vote the same day, beginning April 17 and ending May 3.

Would-be voters should go to a one-stop voting site in their county of residence, fill out a voter application and provide proof of residency.

To qualify as a voter in North Carolina, a person must be a U.S. citizen, a resident of North Carolina for at least 30 days before the election, at least 18 years old by the next general election.

Acceptable forms of identification include a North Carolina's driver's license with a current address, utility bill with name and current address, a passport or other government-issued ID.

Additional information on voter registration is available on the State Board of Elections Web site.