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Welcome to College, Welcome to Voting

It's your right to vote, and we're here to help support you! On this page, you'll find resources and information to answer any questions you may have - whether you need help registering to vote or finding a polling place!

Questions? Contact us at 828.227.2842, or come by the Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning in Belk 273.

Read the New 2024 Civic Action Plan!

Check out the new Civic Action Plan that lays out the goals and direction of the university over the next year to get WCU students civically engaged. View the action plan. 

WCU On-Campus Polling Place

WCU is serves as a polling place for General and Primary Elections. The polling place can be found on the 2nd floor of the UC in the Multipurpose Room during election seasons. The dates and times of the polling place will be annonced on this website during each election cycle.

Western Carolina University once again hosted a polling site during the 2024 primary election early voting period. Please read the full report below.

2024 Primary Report



   See This Important Message From Chancellor Brown


Resources for Students and Faculty/Staff

CCESL is committed to providing voter information and civic education resources for all WCU community members. This includes not only residential students, but commuter students, distance students, and faculty and staff as well. 

Student Resources

Faculty/Staff Resources




North Carolina Now requires photo ID to vote. If you are voting in-person, you must bring your ID with you when you go to the polling site. If you are voting by mail, you must attach a photocopy of your ID along with your ballot. CatCards can be used as a voter ID as long as your legal name is on the card. Driver’s license can also be used as an ID. Find more information about the types of accepted voter ID at the North Carolina Board of Elections. If you do not have any accepted form of ID, one can be made for you free of charge at your local board of elections.


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