How to vote early in Wake County in the 2024 primaries

The Tuesday, March 5 primary election is only a week away — cast your early vote in the 2024 primaries at one of 13 early voting locations in Wake County to beat the crowds.

Shannon Fisher holds an iPad featuring her hand-drawn early voting sticker design of someone riding a unicorn.

Plus, pick up this early voting sticker designed by local sixth grader Shannon Fisher.

Photo via Wake County

Early voting is well underway in Wake County with less than a week left to cast ballots before election day on Tuesday, March 5. Here’s your quick and easy guide to making your vote count in the 2024 primaries, without having to brave the polling sites next Tuesday.

First off, make sure you’re registered and bring a valid photo ID. Check Wake County’s full guidelines, but in short, bring your driver’s license, state ID, passport, or another approved ID to your polling location. If you aren’t registered, you can update your status at an early voting site.

Wake County voters can vote early 13 different polling locations; Raleigh ballot boxes include NC State’s Talley Student Union and John Chavis Memorial Park.

Remember: Primary elections narrow down party-specific nominees, including those for president and NC officials like governor, treasurer, and attorney general. Read up on the candidates and use a sample ballot, available when you check your registration status.