Vote By Mail
Vote by Mail is the same as absentee voting. To vote by mail, you need to do FOUR things.
As of September 1, there is a new online portal to request your absentee ballot:
https://votebymail.ncsbe.gov/app/home. Here, you can request a ballot without any need for printing, scanning, stamps or mailing.
When your ballot arrives, complete it in the presence of a single witness. (Anyone over 18; does NOT need to be a notary public.
Mail your signed and witnessed ballot to your county Board of Elections. PLEASE make sure your ballot is signed and sent well before election day.
Five Important Facts
Vote In Person
One-Stop Early Voting (Oct. 15 – 31)
During Early Voting, you can:
- Vote AND register at the same time!
- Change your voting address (if you’ve moved since you last voted). For registration or address change, you need to provide proof of address: NC driver’s license or other government ID; current utility bill; bank statement. If you are a college student, your college ID alone is not sufficient. You must show proof of residence.
- Early Voting sites will be fixed in early September.
Vote on Election Day (Nov. 3)
On Election Day you must vote at your precinct’s designated polling place.
All in-person locations will offer Curbside Voting during early voting on Election Day.
As of July 15th 2020, you are NOT REQUIRED to show a photo ID to vote in NC.