Who Can Register to Vote?
You may register to vote in Guilford County if you are:
- A citizen of the United States
- A person 18 years of age by the date of the next general election
- A legal resident of Guilford County 30 days by the date of the next election
You must register or re-register if you:
- Have never registered in Guilford County
- Have had your Guilford County registration canceled because you moved out of the county
- Have ever been convicted of a felony
Where Can I Register to Vote?
You may register to vote, make changes to your registration or obtain a mail-in registration form at the following locations in Guilford County:
- Board of Elections Office – 301 W Market St, Room 115, Greensboro or 325 E Russell Avenue, High Point (forms are available in Spanish)
- Department of Motor Vehicles
- In person/when there on business
- Online when requesting to renewing or updating drivers license or ID information (DMV transaction fees apply)
- Online when requesting only voter registration services (no charge, no changes to existing drivers license or identification)
- Public agencies
You can obtain a mail-in registration form at any Greensboro or High Point public libraries, or you may download a State of North Carolina Voter Registration form.
The form may be submitted by facsimile transmission, as long as a permanent copy of the completed, signed form is delivered to the county board no later than 20 days before the election.
If you submit a registration form by mail, and you have never registered to vote in Guilford County, you must send, with the application, a copy of a valid photo ID or a government document that shows your name and address. If you do not provide this information, you will be required to provide identification on election day.
Registration form may be submitted by mail to:
Guilford County Board of Elections
PO Box 3427
Greensboro, NC 27402
When Do I Need to Register?
- If mailed, the registration form must be postmarked at least 25 days prior to the election
- If hand-delivered or faxed, the registration form must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on the 25th day prior to the election
Do I Have to Declare a Party?
Party affiliation determines the primary in which a voter is eligible to vote. You may register with the Democrat, Republican or Libertarian parties, or you may register as unaffiliated. Unaffiliated voters may vote in a party primary if authorized by that party. If you do not declare a party you will be registered as unaffiliated.
Do I Have to Contact the Board of Elections if I Want to Change My Registration Information?
Yes, if you:
- Have moved within Guilford County since you registered in the county (it is a violation of state law to return to your old precinct and vote if you have moved more than 30 days)
- Have changed your name
- Want to change your party affiliation
You may change your address, name or party by filling out the back of your voter information card and returning it to the elections office or filling out a mail-in registration form. This information must be received by registration deadlines for elections. Also, report of a change of address within Guilford County may be submitted by facsimile transmission, so long as a permanent copy of the completed and signed form is delivered to the elections office no later than 20 days before the election.
What if I Moved but Forgot to update my Registration Record?
If you are registered to vote in Guilford County and moved within the county but did not submit an address change by the registration deadline, on election day go to the new precinct assignment based on your new address. Wait for the precinct official to complete the address change process including verifying your existing Guilford County registration information as well as confirming the new address in our system. This does not apply if your current voter registration is outside of Guilford County. To avoid this procedure, change your address by the registration deadline.