A completed State Absentee Ballot Request Form may be mailed, faxed or scanned and then emailed to the county board of elections. The contact information for the county boards of elections may be found here: http://enr.ncsbe.gov/cbesearch/
The State Absentee Ballot Request Form may only be signed by the voter or a voter’s near relative or legal guardian. A near relative is considered to be a spouse, brother, sister, parent, grandparent, child, grandchild, mother-in-law, father-in-law, daughter-in-law, son-in-law, stepparent, or stepchild of the voter.
Once ballots become available, the county will mail the absentee balloting materials to persons who submit valid requests. The balloting materials must be mailed. The balloting materials may not be faxed, emailed or hand-delivered to the voter. Absentee ballots will be available according to the following schedule:
November 8, 2016 General Election
Absentee voting begins
Civilian Absentee Voters
The name, address and date of birth of the requesting voter must be provided on the State Absentee Ballot Request Form. One of the following types of information to identify the voter must also be provided:
- NC driver license or non-operator’s ID card number;
- the last four digits of voter’s social security number; or
- a copy of one of the following documents that shows name and address: a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document.
Check the schedule for the absentee ballot request deadline.
Military and Overseas Citizens
Members of the military (or their spouses or dependents) who are absent from their counties of residence and United States citizens who are outside of the United States during the election may use the following to request an absentee ballot.
- State Absentee Ballot Request Form to request an absentee ballot. There is a section on the form that permits a military or overseas citizen to qualify for special voting rights under the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act(UOCAVA).
- Federal Postcard Application (FPCA), available at www.FVAP.gov. The FPCA is also a voter registration application.
Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot (FWAB), available at www.FVAP.gov. The FWAB is also a voter registration application and the voter’s official ballot. It permits the voter to “write-in” their ballot choices.