Many voting advocacy groups regularly send out packages of registration information, often including real registration forms. This is helpful in increasing participation in the voting process, but can be confusing to those not familiar with registration administrative details.
If you receive mail from the Forsyth County Board of Elections, it will be a 5.5 x 3.75in card and will have been mailed from 201 N. Chestnut Street, Winston-Salem or an official letter from the Director of Elections regarding a polling place change or other administrative matter.
The Forsyth County Board of Elections provides voter registration forms, but does not actively send them out en masse by mail. This is done by non-profit voter advocacy groups. Please take the following advice if you receive one of these mailings:
• If you are already registered and receive a registration form from an advocacy group, you do not have to respond or re-register. If information is required of you by us, it will be requested in the form of one of the aforementioned card, or you will be contacted directly about it by phone.
• If you are not registered, feel free to fill out the registration form that was sent to you and send it back to us or bring it to our office. The forms that these groups send are not fake, they are real blank registration forms, which we make available to those who wish to distribute them as part of campaigns to increase voter registration. The current form looks like this
but may also be the Federal version, which looks different, or (less likely) older versions of the two. If you are skeptical of how a form looks, contact us with the office information at the bottom of the page.
• If you are unsure if you are registered or not, visit the State Board of Elections’ Voter Search Tool
and enter your information. If you are present in the system you will show up in the search tool (be sure to check the box next to ‘Registered’ not ‘Removed or Denied’).
• If you discover that any information in these mailings contradicts what you have been told by our office or the State Board of Elections office, or have any questions about the mailing, its origin, or any of the information in it call or email us at (336) 703-2800 or firstname.lastname@example.org.