How to Vote


The public transportation referendum is located at the very end of the Wake County ballot, on the reverse side. To vote in support of the referendum, fill in the "for" bubble.




Early Voting continues through Saturday, November 5 at locations across Wake County. Any Wake County voter is eligible to vote at any of the early voting locations that follow during the times listed below. 

Early voting locations include:


  • Apex Community Center, 53 Hunter St, Apex


  • Herbert C Young Community Center, 101 Wilkinson Ave, Cary


  • Falcon Park Hut, 105 Falcon Dr, Fuquay-Varina


  • Avery Street Recreation Center Annex, 201 Avery St, Garner

Holly Springs

  • WE Hunt Recreation Center, 301 Stinson Ave, Holly Springs


  • Knightdale Recreation Center, 101 Lawson Ridge Rd, Knightdale


  • First Baptist Church, 209 Church St, Morrisville


  • Abbott’s Creek Community Center, 9950 Durant Rd, Raleigh
  • Chavis Community Center, 505 Martin Luther King, Jr Blvd, Raleigh
  • Green Road Community Center, 4201 Green Road, Raleigh
  • Lake Lynn Community Center, 7921 Ray Rd, Raleigh
  • NCSU Creative Services Building, 1220 Varsity Dr, Raleigh
  • Optimist Community Center, 5900 Whittier Dr, Raleigh
  • Triangle Christian Center, 11100 Fellowship Dr, Raleigh
  • Wake Technical Community College Main Campus, 9101 Fayetteville Rd, Raleigh
  • Wake County Board of Elections, 337 S. Salisbury Street, Raleigh (note: this Downtown Raleigh location has different early voting hours; see below*)


  • New Bethel Baptist Church, 605 E Young St, Rolesville

Wake Forest

  • Northern Regional Center, 350 E Holding Ave, Wake Forest


  • Wendell Community Center, 601 W Third St, Wendell 


  • Eastern Regional Center, 1002 Dogwood Dr, Zebulon

Early voting hours:  the above locations are open for early voting at these times:

  • Thursday, October 27, 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Friday, October 28, 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Saturday, October 29, 8:30am-2:00pm
  • Sunday, October 30, 1:00pm-5:00pm
  • Monday, October 31, 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Tuesday, November 1, 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Wednesday, November 2, 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Thursday, November 3, 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Friday, November 4, 9:00am-7:00pm
  • Saturday, November 5, 9:00am-1:00pm 

* Note:  The Wake County Board of Elections Office at 337 S. Salisbury Street in Downtown Raleigh is also open for early voting, but with different hours:

  • Thursday, October 27, 8:30am-5:00pm
  • Friday, October 28, 8:30am-5:00pm
  • Saturday, October 29, 8:30am-1:00pm
  • Sunday, October 30, 1:00pm-5:00pm
  • Monday, October 31, 8:30am-5:00pm
  • Tuesday, November 1, 8:30am-5:00pm
  • Wednesday, November 2, 8:30am-5:00pm
  • Thursday, November 3, 8:30am-5:00pm
  • Friday, November 4, 8:30am-5:00pm
  • Saturday, November 5, 9:00am-1:00pm

How do I vote by mail?

Any registered voter of Wake County has the option to vote by mail, no reason necessary. If you wish to vote by mail you must request an absentee ballot before 5:00pm on the Tuesday before an election. For the 2016 presidential election that means you must request your absentee ballot before 5:00pm on November 1st. All requests for absentee ballots must be made in writing using the appropriate form found on the Wake County Board of Elections website. Requests may also be faxed/emailed to 919-856-5864; [email protected]

You may request an absentee ballot for a close relative so long as you provide your address, phone number, relationship to voter and signature.

Once you have sent in your absentee ballot request, you should receive your ballot via mail within just a couple of days. All absentee ballots must be returned before 5:00pm on the day of the general election.

Absentee ballots may be mailed to:
Wake County Board of Elections
Attn: Absentee
PO BOX 695
Raleigh NC 27602

Absentee ballots may also be hand delivered to:
Wake County Board of Elections Office
337 S. Salisbury St.
Raleigh, NC 27601

The absentee ballots themselves may not be returned via fax or email.

How do I vote on Election Day?

All polls are open from 6:30am to 7:30pm on Election Day, however you must vote in your assigned precinct. This is to make sure you receive a ballot for all races for which you are eligible to vote. To check your assigned precinct polling place please visit