Registration and voting information

Turbovote makes voting easy through a simultaneous online voter registration and ballot request process that takes minutes to complete. This tool helps manage voter registration deadlines and provides election reminders for all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Sample Voter Registration Form for East Campus
Sample Voter Registration Form for West Campus

The closest early voting sites to Duke are:

ENO RIVER UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST FELLOWSHIP
4907 GARRETT RD
DURHAM, NC 27707

DURHAM COUNTY MAIN LIBRARY
300 N. ROXBORO ST.
DURHAM, NC 27701

Frequently Asked Questions

I'm living in a new place. Do I need to re-register to vote?
You will need to re-register if you are living at a different residence from the place you were registered when you voted last. If you have moved from East Campus to West Campus and plan to vote in Durham, you will need to re-register. If you have moved to off-campus housing and plan to vote in Durham, you will also need to re-register at your new address.

I’m not living in North Carolina this fall. Can I still vote there?
You can register and vote in your home state. Your voting status in North Carolina is less clear. You can vote in North Carolina if you can prove “an intent to return” to the state. But it is unclear whether you can meet that standard if you do not have a current campus or off-campus North Carolina address. For more information, please refer to the NC Board of Elections’ statement: https://www.ncsbe.gov/news/press-releases/2020/08/24/state-board-offers-guidance-students-voting-mail
Do I still need a voter ID card?

Voters are not required to show photo ID for the 2022 primary election. A North Carolina superior court has permanently enjoined the law requiring photo ID for voting. Following a trial in April 2021, a three-judge panel in the Holmes v. Moore case concluded that the voter photo ID law violated the North Carolina Constitution. The court’s decision, which was issued on Sept. 17, 2021, means that voters are not required to show photo ID in elections in North Carolina. We will continue to monitor the status of voter ID requirements in North Carolina and will update accordingly.

What is on the ballot?

If you are voting in North Carolina, you can find your sample ballot here

Click here for a non-partisan guide to what is on your North Carolina ballot.

What do I do if my question wasn't answered?

You can reach out to Duke Votes at dukevotes@gmail.com

You can also fill out our questions form and we will get back to you.

Student FAQs

Do I need to update my registration if I've moved since I registered?
If you have moved from East to West campus, you will need to update your registration, as will people who have moved into off-campus housing.
Could registering to vote in North Carolina impact my ability to claim residency in your home state for graduate school and/or impact tuition and tax benefits?
Yes, registering to vote in North Carolina may impact your ability to claim residency in your home state for graduate school and could impact tuition and tax benefits for you and/or your family. Please check with your state board of elections about any concerns.
What is my on-campus residential address?
  • If you live on East Campus, write 1 Duke University East Campus on Line 1 (Durham, NC 27708).
  • If you live on West Campus, write 1 Duke University West Campus on Line 1 (Durham, NC 27708).
  • If you live off campus (for example, at 300 Swift Avenue), write your street address.

If you wish to vote in Durham County and have moved since previously registering (for example, from East Campus to West Campus, West to East, on-campus to off, or off-campus to on), you will need to update your registration. You do not need to update your registration if you move dorms but stay on the same campus.

What is my polling place if I live on-campus?
  • East Campus:GEORGE WATTS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL700 WATTS STDURHAM, NC 27701
  • West Campus:W I PATTERSON RECREATION CENTER2614 CREST STDURHAM, NC 27705
What is my on-campus mailing address?
  • If you live on East or West Campus, enter: [Your P.O. Box number] on Line 1, Duke University on Line 2, and Durham, NC 27708 on Line 3.
  • If you live off campus, write your street address.

Faculty & Staff FAQs

Can I take time off to go vote?
Yes. Staff who are registered voters and unable to vote outside of regular work hours should be granted scheduled time off with or without pay. Time with pay can be granted for up to two (2) hours with payment occurring through vacation or the Short-Term Bank for the purpose of voting in local, municipal, state, or national elections. This time off will be scheduled by a supervisor at either the beginning or the end of the work period or at other times more advantageous to the maintenance of a department’s or unit’s work schedule.
Can I use email, social media, Zoom, or any other work accounts for political campaigning?
No.University staff accounts should not be used for convening or attending political meetings, events or fundraisers or the distribution of campaign messages, petitions, and similar material.
May I invite political candidates or their representatives to participate in educational activities?
Only if the appearance furthers the educational or academic mission of Duke in accordance with the policy regarding the use of University facilities/resources found in Appendix S of the Faculty Handbook here. Fundraising on campus, or virtually using Duke resources, is not permitted.

Please contact Katie Lipe  (kathryn.stanley@duke.edu) in State Relations or Chris Simmons (Chris.Simmons@Duke.edu) in Government Relations if you plan to extend an invitation.