March 25 - ALEXANDRIA, Va. - The State of North Carolina will hold its primary election on May 6. If you are a North Carolina resident and want to vote in the primary, you must be registered by 5pm ET, May 5. If you live outside North Carolina and need to register to vote absentee, you can do so using the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) available at If you complete and return this form, North Carolina will register you as an absentee voter and send you your ballot for all elections this year.

If you are already registered in North Carolina, you must request your ballot by 5pm ET, May 5 if you want to vote in the primary.

Detailed information is available at, along with the FPCA. If you are registered and have not received your absentee ballot by April 6, use the Federal Write-In Ballot to vote. The form is also available at


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