Can felons vote in North Carolina

Can Felons Vote in North Carolina

Below you will find information on voting rights for felons in North Carolina. Where possible we have tried to simplify the answer as much as possible for you and give you the most direct answer of whether felons can vote in North Carolina.

You will also find links to North Carolina state operated websites for additional information, and links to information on restoring your right to vote in North Carolina.


  • Must not be serving a sentence for a felony conviction (including probation or on parole). If previously convicted of a felony, the person’s citizenship rights must be restored. Citizenship and voting rights are automatically restored upon completion of the sentence. No special document is needed.
  • North Carolina Voter Registration: https://www.ncsbe.gov/ncsbe/
  • North Carolina Pardons: http://www.doc.state.nc.us/clemency/pardons.htm