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  • How do I get to Talley? Is there free parking?
    Answer: Navigate to our directions section above to find out how to get to Talley! Free parking is available on site on Jeter Drive and in the Coliseum Parking Deck on levels 2-5.
  • I had to move off campus. Where and how do I vote?
    Answer: If you had to move off campus in August or September, you can still vote! In North Carolina, you may register to vote until October 9 at your current address or during the early voting period October 15-31. Find out how to register in North Carolina at this link. If you are no longer in North Carolina, check with your local board of elections or other resources like Vote411.org to find out how to vote in your area. See the section below regarding absentee mail-in voting.
  • How do I register using my on-campus address?
    Answer: NC State students living on campus may use their campus address to register to vote. Click here for instructions on how to access proof of address on campus.
  • Do I need a valid photo ID to vote?
    Answer: No. Voters will not be required to show photo ID for elections held in 2020. Federal and state courts have temporarily blocked North Carolina’s voter photo ID requirement from taking effect until further order of the courts. Click here to see more information about voter ID requirements.
  • How old do you have to be to vote?
    Answer: In North Carolina, you must be 18 years old to vote. If you are 17 years old, and will be 18 by Election Day, you may participate in Primary Elections. You may pre-register to vote at age 16 in North Carolina. See more about age requirements here.
  • What is Absentee voting? Is it the same as Vote-by-Mail?
    Answer: In North Carolina, absentee voting includes Early Voting, voting by mail, and voting from another state or abroad to your registered county. All registered voters are qualified to vote absentee if they choose. Voters are responsible for following all guidelines and policies for absentee voting set out by their registered Board of Elections. Click here for more information about absentee voting.
  • Can I return my absentee ballot to an Early Voting site?
    Answer: Yes. You must stand in line with the rest of the voters until you get inside. Once you are inside you must go to the registration/check-in table. You will hand your voted absentee ballot, sealed in the return envelope, to the elections official and will be required to fill out an absentee ballot return log. Once logged, you will exit through the same exit as the other voters exiting. This is the safest way for both voters and election officials. If hand-delivering, it must be logged in when delivered. Drop-boxes are not permitted under North Carolina Law. Click here for more information about absentee voting.
  • Can I vote at Talley Student Union?
    Answer:  Yes. Talley will be an early voting site available to all Wake County voters for the Fall 2020 election. The polling location is open October 15-31. During early voting you can register to vote or change your registration using your campus address. Click here for more information about voting at Talley. 
  • How should I vote? On election day, during early voting, or absentee?
    Answer: As long as you are voting— we are ecstatic! However, Pack the Polls recognizes that college students and young voters often face challenges when it comes to voting. Our office recommends early voting, if you are able. This period allows you to easily fix any problems with your registration.
  • I am worried about my absentee ballot not being counted. What can I do?
    Answer: If you are registered in North Carolina, the State Board of Elections launched a virtual portal for tracking your absentee ballot for the November 3rd election. Click here to visit the portal.