Getting Ready for the November Election
June 26, 2020
To help ensure EVERYONE is able to exercise their right to vote in the upcoming election, here are a few reminders of the absentee voting procedure you can follow this year if you are at all uncertain about voting in person come November.
• Any North Carolina registered voter may request and receive a mail-in absentee ballot for the November 2020. If you are not yet registered to vote, you may register online here.
• No special circumstance or reason is needed to receive and vote a mail-in absentee ballot.
• You may complete an absentee ballot request form here. It needs to be received at your county board of elections by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 27 – that’s the Tuesday before Election Day.
• Once you receive your absentee ballot, you can mark your ballot in the presence of one witness (usually this requires two witnesses, but the requirement has been changed to one witness for the November 2020 election). The witness must sign the Witness Certification on the ballot envelope.
• The completed ballot with witness certification signature must be returned to the county board of elections no later than 5 p.m. on Election Day.
Learn more about this process at the NC Board of Elections website Absentee Voting Information page.
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