Absentee Voting

Any qualified voter of Pitt County may vote by absentee ballot in a statewide primary, general, or special election on constitutional amendments, referenda or bond proposals.

No-Excuse Voting

No-excuse absentee voting is now permitted for all elections. This includes primaries as well as general elections, in addition to traditional mail-in absentee and one-stop voting procedures.

Request a Ballot by Mail

You may request an absentee ballot from the Elections Office in person at 1717 West 5th Street or by signed request to:
P.O. Box 56
Greenville, NC 27835

A signed request may be submitted 50 days prior to, but not later than 5 p.m. the Tuesday before election day. Each voter must sign the written request before an official Absentee Application and ballot(s) can be simultaneously mailed to the voter.

Near Relative

A near relative may appear at the Elections Office 50 days prior to, but not later than 5 p.m. the Tuesday before election day and complete an Absentee Application for any eligible voter. Examples of near relatives are:
  • Brother
  • Child
  • Daughter-in-law
  • Father-in-law
  • Grandchild
  • Grandparent
  • Mother-in-law
  • Parent
  • Sister
  • Son-in-law
  • Spouse
  • Stepchild
  • Stepparent
After the application is processed and approved by the Board of Elections, ballot(s) will be mailed directly to the voter.

Sick/Disabled Voters

A voter in this category may apply or have a near relative apply for an absentee ballot up to 5 p.m. on the day before the election.


The One-Stop Absentee Process runs from the 3rd Thursday before the election until 1 p.m. on the Saturday before the election. At a central location designated by the Board of Elections, voters will be allowed to complete an Absentee Application, receive the ballot(s), and cast their vote early.