Why do I get so many cards in the mail?

Every time the voter makes any change to their voter information, the board of elections will automatically send a new Voter Registration Card. You do not send this card back to the board of elections office. If this Voter Registration card is returned as undeliverable, then a Confirmation Card is sent to the voter. Confirmation cards must be completed, signed and sent to the Gaston County Board of Elections office.

Every time you change your address with the post office, but fail to change your address with the board of elections, you may receive a National Change of Address (NCOA) card. This is prompted when the elections office and the post office compare addresses and see there is a discrepancy. To avoid this, make sure you change your address every time you move with both agencies.

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1. How do I register to vote?
2. What are the eligibility requirements for registering to vote in Gaston County?
3. How do I know if I'm already registered?
4. How do I change my address or political party affiliation?
5. I've registered to vote and was sent a card in the mail, what do I do with it?
6. Why can't I register as an Independent?
7. How does my party affiliation affect my ability to vote in a primary election?
8. Who can vote in a primary run-off?
9. How do I request an absentee ballot?
10. How do I become a precinct official?
11. Can I hold a registration drive?
12. How do I find my representatives?
13. Why do I get so many cards in the mail?
14. I have a relative who has passed away, how do I cancel their voter registration?
15. Where do I vote?
16. When are the polls open?
17. Where can I view a sample ballot?
18. Do I have to show my identification (ID) at the polls?
19. I saw somebody at the polls today who does not live in this precinct anymore. How do I get that person to vote where he/she is supposed to?
20. What if I am unable to enter the polling place because of age or physical disability?
21. I plan to bring a voter to vote curbside. Can I sit in the car and vote curbside, too?
22. I am legally blind. Can someone accompany me in the voting booth?
23. May I sign a voter registration application for someone else?
24. Can my Power of Attorney vote for me?