What are the eligibility requirements for registering to vote in Gaston County?
  • You must be a United States citizen.
  • You must be 18 years old.
  • If you are 17 but will be 18 before the next election, you can register to vote within 60 days of the election. If there is a primary, you can register within 60 days of the primary provided you will be 18 before the general election.
  • You must be a resident of Gaston County, North Carolina, for 30 days before the election in which you intend to vote.
  • You must not vote in any other county or state after submitting a voter registration application in Gaston County. If registered elsewhere, you understand that you are canceling that registration upon becoming registered to vote in Gaston County.
  • You have not been convicted of a felony, or if convicted of a felony, you have completed your sentence, including any probation or parole. (Citizenship and voting rights are automatically restored upon completion of the sentence. No special document is needed.)

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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?