Vote in the North Carolina Primary Election - May 17, 2022


What elections are there in North Carolina? What am I voting for?

North Carolina will hold a Democratic Primary on May 17 for U.S. Representatives and U.S. Senate as well as for State Representatives and State Senators. The winners of these Democratic primary races will go up against the Republicans in the November 8, 2022 General Election.

All North Carolina overseas votes can vote in these crucial races.

The US Senate seat is open as Republican Richard Burr is retiring. We have a rare and excellent opportunity to gain a new Democratic seat and increase the Democratic majority.

And state elections are hugely important! State government is responsible for voting and state policies regarding climate change, education, health insurance, net neutrality, student loans, and more affect us no matter where we go around the world.

1) Register to Vote and Request Your Ballot Today

It's easy to request your ballot. And your ballot request covers all elections in 2022, so send the form in now and ensure your ballot for the May 17th Primary and for the November 8th General election.

If you haven’t requested your ballot yet for 2022, you MUST send in an FPCA to receive your ballot, even if you are already registered to vote.

Go to and follow the prompts to fill out the form to request your ballot, the Federal Post Card Application form (FPCA). (If needed, it will also serve as a voter registration.) To ensure you receive your ballot in time, please check the box on the FPCA to have your blank ballot sent to you by “Email/Online” or “Fax”.

To vote in North Carolina’s Democratic Primary, you must also specify “Democratic” or "no party preference" as your political party.

You can send in your FPCA to your local election office in North Carolina by email (recommended) or fax or mail.

Your FPCA must be received by May 16, 2022, at 5:00pm North Carolina time.

2) When You Get Your Ballot, Fill It Out and Send It Back Right Away

Ballots for the Primary started going out on April 2, 2022. If you asked for your ballot by email, be sure to check your spam folder and any secondary inboxes.

When you get your ballot, fill it out and send it back right away.

We recommend you return your ballot electronically to make sure your ballot gets to North Carolina by the deadline. You can use North Carolina's secure online upload system, or send it as an email attachment, or by fax. Your ballot must be received in North Carolina by May 17, 2022, at 7:30pm North Carolina time.

If you return your ballot by mail, it must be postmarked no later than May 16, 2022 AND it also must be received in North Carolina by May 26, 2022,  at 7:30pm North Carolina time. 

3) Confirm That Your Ballot Was Accepted and Counted

After you send in your ballot, make sure your vote is counted!

Check your ballot status online using this website:

Or, email or call your local election office. You can find the contact information at:; scroll down to "Find Your Election Office"

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