Absentee

 

 

 

 

 


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.

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

No. Hand-delivered absentee ballots may be submitted to the Board of Elections office and must be received by the 5 p.m. deadline on or before Election Day.

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.