You may register with any political party recognized in the State of North Carolina. Party affiliation determines the primary in which a voter is eligible to vote. You may also register as unaffiliated. If you do not declare a party on your registration application, you will be registered as unaffiliated. During a partisan primary election, an unaffiliated voter may vote a party ballot only if the party authorizes unaffiliated voters to vote in their primary. Unaffiliated voters may choose to participate in one party’s primary; Democratic, Libertarian, or Republican. Unaffiliated voters aged 18+ within the Orange County school district may choose to vote the Nonpartisan ballot.