North Carolina’s Primary Election Day is today. Here’s what you need to know.

Today marks Primary Election Day for five states, including North Carolina, that are holding 2022 primary elections.

During the state’s Primary Election Day on Tuesday, May 17, voters can choose which candidates for the state’s open seat in the U.S. Senate, congressional races, and legislature seats along with hundreds of local offices across the state. 

Registered voters can cast their ballots at polls, which are open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Election Day. As long as you are in line by 7:30 p.m. you will still be able to vote.

If you are voting by mail and have not returned your ballot, you may not return your ballot to a polling site on Election Day. You may mail your ballot back or return your ballot sealed inside the completed envelope in-person to your county board of elections by 5 p.m. on Election Day. 

  • Mailed ballots must be postmarked on or before Election Day, and must be received by the county board by Friday, May 20. If you mail your ballot on or before Election Day, you may not vote again in person.

For additional information about sample ballots, accessible voting options, and more, go to the NC State Board of Elections’ 12 Tips for Voters on 2022 Primary Election Day. Have trouble voting or got other questions? Call 1-888-OUR-VOTE or go to

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