Absentee by Mail Voting

Frequently Asked Questions?

Who is qualified to vote absentee by mail?

  • Any registered voter may vote an absentee ballot.

How do I request an absentee ballot?

  • State law requires that you submit the North Carolina Absentee Ballot Request Form.

May I request an absentee ballot for someone else?

  • You may request an absentee ballot for a near relative, defined as a spouse, brother, sister, parent, grandparent, child, grandchild, mother-in-law, father-in-law, daughter-in-law, son-in-law, stepparent, stepchild, or as a verifiable legal guardian.
  • A person in possession of a Power of Attorney for an individual is not granted the authority to request an absentee ballot for the individual.

May I hand-deliver another person’s absentee ballot to the Board of Elections office?

  • A near relative or verifiable legal guardian may hand-deliver a voter’s absentee ballot.

Do I have to submit a new absentee request for each election?

  • Yes. You must submit a new absentee request for each election.

How do I confirm that you received my absentee ballot request and my voted absentee ballot?

May I hand-deliver my voted absentee ballot to an Election Day polling place?

May I mail my voted absentee ballot in the same envelope as another person’s envelope?

  • No. The envelope is specific to that voter and must contain only that voter’s ballot

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