Data Services and Costs
How to Request Data for Purchase
- Download and complete the
Data Services Request form.
- Complete and sign the form.
- Submit the form to the Elections Office along with payment for your purchase.
For more information, please contact the Board of Elections office directly at 919-989-5095.
How to Use the Data on CDs
- Save the data file to your desktop or hard drive. Do not attempt to retrieve
the data directly from the media into your software.
- Open the program you are going to use to view the data.
- Import the data into the software. The data is in comma-delimited TXT format.
Price Listing for Data Requests
Note: Full payment is required before we can process your request.
Printouts: All printouts are $0.10 per page.
Labels: Labels are printed 30 labels to one page, and each page of labels
CDs: Data is stored in comma-delimited text files. You will need to have a
program that will handle large amounts of data in order to use these files. The data
can easily be opened with Microsoft Excel or Access, for example.
CDs are $10.00 per CD.
Please Read: The date of birth field is no longer visible in voter records.
Per § 163-82.10, effective June 1, 2005, dates of birth that may be generated in the voter
registration process, by either the State Board of Elections or a County Board of Elections,
are confidential and shall not be considered public records and subject to disclosure to the
general public under Chapter 132 of the General Statutes. No list produced under this section
shall contain a voter's date of birth; however, lists may be produced according to voters'
Why Voter Registration Data is Available Here
According to North Carolina law (General Statute 132), "The public records and public
information compiled by the agencies of North Carolina Government or its subdivisions are
the property of the people. Therefore, it is the policy of this State that the people may
obtain copies of their public records and public information free or at minimal cost unless
otherwise specifically provided by law." (Voter registration records are not exempt from
NCGS 163-82.10(b): "...the county board of elections shall provide to any person a list
of the registered voters of the county or of any precinct or precincts in the county. The
county board may furnish selective lists according to party affiliation, gender, race,
date of registration, precinct, name ...The following shall apply if a county maintains or
has its voter registration list maintained on a computer:
(1)...shall make the voter registration information available to the public on magnetic
(2)...Information requested on magnetic medium shall contain the following: voter name,
county voter identification number, residential address, mailing address, sex, race, age or
date of birth or both, party affiliation, precinct name, precinct ID code, congressional
district, senate district, representative district...and any other district information
available, and voter history including primary, general and special districts, or any other
Any person is able to come to our office and request a listing of all voters, and we must
provide that listing to them. The only portion of the voter registration information that the
federal government and state government have deemed private is the agency at which a person
made application to register to vote.
Many people want to know how to prevent their information from appearing in lists like
this one. Under North Carolina law, there is no option. Since the data is public record and
is available to whoever asks for it, we (the custodians of the information) are required to
provide access to the information. Some efforts may bear fruit, however. Perhaps you would
like to contact your state elected representatives, and encourage them to restrict access
to public records. If so, please visit our Elected Officials page and send an e-mail to the
State House Representative or State Senator who represents you.