Absentee Voting

What Is Absentee Voting?

Absentee or advanced voting allows voters to cast a vote by mail or in person with One-Stop Voting (PDF) before Election Day.

Apply for an Absentee Ballot

To participate in absentee voting you must complete an Absentee Request Form (PDF) and submit it to the Elections Office. You may also complete a request on the North Carolina State Board of Elections website no later than 5 p.m. on the Tuesday prior to Election Day.

Contact the Board of Elections office to find out specific dates.

Cast Your Absentee Ballot

To cast your absentee ballot, follow the instructions enclosed with the ballot. Return it to the Board of Elections in the envelope provided.

Military requests should use the Federal Post Card which is an application obtained from a commanding officer, or you can visit the website Federal Voting Assistance Program website
To cast your absentee ballot in person, please keep an eye on the Board of Elections page to see important dates for elections.