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Updated for 2024

Yes! Talley Student Union will serve as an Early Voting Location for the upcoming general elections, from February 15 to March 2, 2024. To find out more information about voting at Talley, click here.

Nope. While we are proud to say that Talley Student Union will be an early voting site from February 15 to March 2, 2024, voters who plan to vote on Election Day must vote at their designated precinct. Click here to find your voting information.

In North Carolina, you have many options for voting.

  • You can vote at Talley for early voting! Anyone in the NCSU or surrounding communities are welcome. For more information about this, click here.
  • For in-person voting, you can register until February 9, 2024 at your current address, or participate in one-stop early voting, which takes place from February 15 – March 2. Note that same-day registration is ONLY offered during early voting – not on Election Day.
  • If you are going to vote absentee, your deadline to request a ballot is February 27th, but we HIGHLY recommend you do so much earlier in case unexpected roadblocks come up.
  • 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 to find out how to vote in your area.

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.

Yes. Voters will be required to show photo ID for elections held in 2024. Conveniently, NC State’s WolfPack OneCard counts as valid photo ID. For more information about other valid photo ID options, click here.

In North Carolina, you must be 18 years old to vote in the General Election. 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, but will need to wait until you meet the voting age criteria above before you cast a ballot.

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.

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.

Numerous safeguards are included in the absentee voting process. To find more information about this, you can check it out here. If you are registered in North Carolina, the State Board of Elections launched a virtual portal for tracking your absentee ballot for the March 5 election. Click here to visit the portal.

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. Because of this, many students utilize early voting. This period allows you to easily fix any problems with your registration.

Pack the polls is a student organization working out of Student Leadership and Engagement. We often partner with other organizations such as Student Government, as well as faculty and members of the broader community, to help make sure voting is accessible as possible for NC State and the surrounding area.

Don’t see your question?

If you have questions about voting that you’re having trouble finding answers for, you can reach out to us at or submit to our Google Form and we will respond to you as soon as possible!