Blind and visually impaired voters in North Carolina may now request, receive, and return an accessible absentee ballot online. The system is compatible with screen readers.
County boards of elections across North Carolina are now contacting voters whose absentee ballot return envelopes were not properly completed to inform them of the steps necessary to ensure their votes are counted. Because of ongoing litigation, North Carolina’s ballot curing process had been on hold since October 4.
Reporters and editors: Please see the attached email sent to directors of county boards of elections about Wednesday evening’s court decisions in cases concerning absentee ballot deficiencies. Additional State Board guidance will follow, as outlined in the email.
With 33 days until the November 3 election, county boards of elections have approved the absentee ballots of about 300,000 voters. This means 4% of registered voters in North Carolina have already cast their ballots in the 2020 general election. They will be counted in unofficial results reported on election night.
The State Board of Elections Friday morning voted to release the following documents to promote transparency and public confidence in the administration of elections and to ensure voters have accurate information about recent board decisions: Minutes of the September 15 closed session meeting during which the board discussed a possible settlement of lawsuits challenging certain absentee voting procedures.
The State Board of Elections on Tuesday announced changes to the absentee voting process to make it easier for a voter to fix problems with their absentee ballot.
The following is a statement from Karen Brinson Bell, executive director of the North Carolina State Board of Elections: North Carolina’s statewide election management system will not allow a voter to vote twice in an election.
North Carolina voters who vote by mail can now track the status of their absentee ballot with a new online service called BallotTrax.
On Friday, September 4, county boards of elections across North Carolina will begin sending absentee by mail ballots to registered voters who have requested ballots for the November 3 election. North Carolina is the first state to send ballots to voters for the 2020 election.
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The State Board of Elections launched the Absentee Ballot Request Portal, which will allow voters to request ballots online.