In North Carolina, students who are 16 or 17 years old are allowed to pre-register to vote. What's more, students who will be 18 by Election Day (November 6) can register by April 13 and vote in this year's primary election on May 8. Of course, students who are already 18 are eligible to register and vote anytime.
Our partners at the Board of Elections, Civic Education Consortium, Kids Voting USA and Rock the Vote make elections and voting and fun and easy learning opportunity:
- Set up a voter registration event at your high school. Contact Kristin Mavromatis at the Mecklenburg County Board of Elections for more information.The BOE will provide materials and instructions - everything students need to register.
- Download North Carolina voter registration form
- In Mecklenburg County, mail completed form to: Board of Elections, 741 Kenilworth Avenue Suite 202, Charlotte NC 28204
- Partner with the Board of Elections and GenerationNation/Kids Voting to host student council elections. High schools may use the Board of Elections voting equipment. Elementary, middle and high schools may use the online voting tool provided by GenerationNation/Kids Voting. Learn more
- Use these educational resources from the Civic Education Consortium to instruct your class on voter registration
- Access K-12 educational resources about voting and elections from Kids Voting USA
- Sign up for a Democracy Day toolkit from Rock the Vote