First thing's first: 
make sure you're registered to vote. 

The North Carolina deadline to register to vote in the General Election is October 9th, 2020. To make sure your vote counts, it is essential that you complete your registration and request a mail-in ballot ahead of time. Follow the links below to verify you are registered at the right address, start a new registration or change your address, and request an absentee or mail-in ballot.

We'll walk you through it:
get to know your ballot

It's important to know who's who on your ballot, but it can be intimidating to figure out where to look for credible information. Like what's a "municipal" election anyway? Don't worry. We've compiled the background essentials on every race (and political jargon) that will be on your ballot in November, so you can feel confident when you vote.