As the Covid-19 virus continues to spread, an increasing number of North Carolina residents are deciding to follow in the footsteps of President Trump and vote absentee from home instead of voting in person in potentially crowded lines and packed hallways.
As of this past Friday, over 100,000 absentee ballots were already accepted by the N.C. State Board of Elections:
More than 100,000 absentee ballots have been accepted so far by county boards, and more are returned by voters each day!
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The process of requesting and submitting an absentee ballot in our state is fairly straightforward.
Any registered voter in the state has the ability to request a mail-in absentee ballot for the upcoming November 2020 election without any particular reason is needed.
To request one, you can fill out the NC absentee ballot request form here, before Tuesday, October 27 at 5 p.m.
To fill out the ballot, you must include your date of birth and either your driver’s license number or your last four digits of your SSN.
You must also have at least 1 witness present who must sign the absentee return envelope, certifying that the voter marked their ballot and is the registered voter submitting the ballot.
To be counted, your absentee ballot must be returned to the county board of elections no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, November 6, 2020.
You can find out more about how to fill out and submit your absentee ballot here.