Absentee Voting

Absentee Voting

Any North Carolina registered voter may request, receive, and vote a mail-in absentee ballot in most elections. No special circumstance or reason is needed to vote by mail in North Carolina. Voting by mail takes three simple steps — requesting, completing, and returning a ballot. Follow the instructions provided on the NC Absentee Request form.

Military and Overseas Voting

Military or overseas voters have special rights under the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA). See the NC State Board of Elections' Military and Overseas Voting page for more information on military and overseas citizens’ absentee voting.

Accessible Absentee Voting

If you are a blind or visually impaired voter in North Carolina, you can request, mark, and return an accessible absentee ballot online through a system that is compatible with screen readers and allows for a digital or typed signature. Learn more at Accessible Absentee Voting.

If you live at a facility such as a hospital, clinic, or nursing home, find out how to receive assistance with mail-in voting and other services provided by a multipartisan assistance team (MAT) at Assistance for Voters in Care Facilities.