Durham resident Charlie Burns enters the Karsh Center early voting location.

What You Need to Know to Vote on Tuesday

North Carolina holds a ‘Super Tuesday’ primary election

Early Voting Numbers

Aided by a turnout of more than 500 voters on a special Democracy Day event, 2,739 people voted at the Early Voting site at Duke’s Karsh Alumni and Visitors Center in the primary election.

Across Durham County, 29,136 residents cast ballots during early voting.

As a reminder, all North Carolina voters will be asked to provide photo identification when voting in-person or by absentee ballot. Acceptable forms of ID include:

  • North Carolina driver’s license
  • State ID from the NCDMV for NC residents (also called “non-operator ID”)
  • Driver’s license or non-driver ID from another state, District of Columbia or U.S. territory (only if voter registered in North Carolina within 90 days of the election)
  • U.S. Passport or U.S. Passport card
  • North Carolina voter photo ID card issued by a county board of elections
  • College or university student ID approved by the State Board of Elections (including the Duke Student Voter ID Card)
  • State or local government or charter school employee ID approved by the State Board of Elections

If you are unable to show photo ID at the polls you can fill out an ID Exception Form and vote with a provisional ballot, or you can vote with a  provisional ballot and return to your county board of elections office with an approved form of photo ID before the county canvass.

The deadline to request an absentee ballot was Feb. 27. All absentee ballots must be returned to your county board of elections office by 7:30 p.m. on Election Day.

Additional information on registering to vote, voting, and voter ID requirements can be found on the NC Board of Elections website or the Duke Votes website.

Duke University is committed to ensuring every member of the community who is eligible to vote has the opportunity. More information can be found online on the university voting policy.