Absentee Voting - General Information
Absentee voting allows registered voters to vote
on a day other than the official Election Day. There are three types of absentee
voting in in North Carolina:
Any registered North
Carolina voter can request an absentee ballot by mail. This type of absentee
voting allows a voter or a near relative or legal guardian to request that an absentee
ballot be sent to the voter by mail. The voter may vote the ballot and return
it to the county board of elections by the ballot return deadline.
services members (and their eligible dependants) and U.S. citizens living outside
of the United States may request an absentee ballot under the Uniformed and Overseas
Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA). This federal act and its corresponding law
in this state allows unformed service members and overseas citizens who are absent
from their county of residence in North Carolina to request, receive and return an
absentee ballot under special rights given to them under UOCAVA.
voting (in-person absentee voting or early voting) allows registered voters to
go in person to their county board of elections or an alternative location to vote
an absentee ballot. One-stop absentee voting is conducted starting on the third Thursday
before an election and ends on the last Saturday before the election.
Voter Registration Application
Absentee Voting in NC Brochure