2024 Primary Election

The 2024 primary election, including the presidential preference primary, is Tuesday, March 5, 2024. During this election, voters choose which candidates should be the party nominees to appear on the general election ballot. The 2024 general election is Tuesday, November 5th, 2024.


In-person early voting for the 2024 primary election begins Thursday, Dec. 15, and ends at 3pm on Saturday, March 2nd.  Early voting sites and schedules are available at the Early Voting Site Search.  Locations and voting hours are also available at Early Voting Sites for the March 5, 2024 Primary Election (PDF).

Dates to Remember: 

Dates to Remember: North Carolina Georgia Tennessee
Absentee Ballots Mailed Out September 6th October 7th August 7th
Voter Registration Deadline October 11th October 7th October 7th
In-Person Early Voting BEGINS October 17th October 15th October 16th
In-Person Early Voting ENDS November 2nd November 1st October 31st
Absentee Ballot Request Deadline October 29th October 25th October 29th
Election Day November 5th November 5th November 5th

Voter Registration Offices & Polling Locations Polling Locations (PDF) in each county.

Cherokee County Board of Elections - Polling locations can be found using the link below.


Clay County Board of Elections Polling locations can be found using the link below.



Graham County Board of Elections Polling locations can be found using the link.


Step up for Democracy: Serve As an Election Worker

Not all heroes wear capes. By becoming an election official, you can be a hero for democracy. These local heroes will protect democracy, learn about the elections process, serve their communities, and receive payment for their dedication to elections. Election officials operate the polls during early voting and on Election Day by providing services such as setting up the voting equipment, checking in voters, processing ballots, assisting voters with special needs, and closing and securing the voting site at the end of the day.


To qualify to work as an election official, the applicant must be a registered voter who resides in the precinct where they wish to serve. To serve as an election worker on Election Day, you must be a registered voter or be a high school student who is at least 17 years old and in good academic standing (this does not apply to early voting). Check your voter registration status with the Voter Search.

Precinct officials may not be a candidate or relative of a candidate in the election. They also may not be an elected government official, hold office with a political party, or be a manager or treasurer for a candidate or political party. They also may not serve at the same polling place as a spouse, child, spouse of a child, sister, or brother.

The State Board encourages voters of all ages to lend a hand to the democratic process.