Voting information + important dates for the 2024 primary election

Mark these important dates on your calendar and familiarize yourself with voting guidelines for the 2024 primary election.

North Carolina's "I Voted Early" stickers.

Are you registered to vote?

Photo by RALtoday

Absentee voting begins today, Jan. 19 for the primary election.

Eligible voters who submitted an absentee ballot request form will start to receive their absentee-by-mail ballots from the county boards of elections, kicking off voting for NC’s March 5, 2024 primary election.

Before you plan on voting early in-person to snag a cute “I Voted Early” Wake County sticker designed by 11-year-old Shannon Fisher, here is some need-to-know voting information.

Important dates + deadlines

  • Feb. 9: Voter registration deadline
  • Feb. 15: In-person early voting begins
  • Feb. 27: Absentee ballot request deadline
  • March 2: In-person early voting ends
  • March 5: Primary Election Day (Wake County Public Schools are closed)
  • March 5: Absentee ballot return deadline

Reminders + resources