Frequently Asked Questions
Who is qualified to vote absentee by mail?
Any registered voter may vote an absentee ballot.
How do I request an absentee ballot?
State law requires that you submit the North Carolina Absentee Ballot Request Form.
May I request an absentee ballot for someone else?
You may request an absentee ballot for a near relative, defined as a spouse, brother, sister, parent, grandparent, child, grandchild, mother-in-law, father-in-law, daughter-in-law, son-in-law, stepparent, stepchild, or as a verifiable legal guardian.
A person in possession of a Power of Attorney for an individual is not granted the authority to request an absentee ballot for the individual.
May I hand-deliver another person's absentee ballot to the Board of Elections office?
A near relative or verifiable legal guardian may hand-deliver a voter's absentee ballot.
Do I have to submit a new absentee request for each election?
Yes. You must submit a new absentee request for each election.
How do I confirm that you received my absentee ballot request and my voted absentee ballot?
May I hand-deliver my voted absentee ballot to an Election Day polling place?
No. Hand-delivered absentee ballots may be submitted to the Board of Elections office and must be received by the 5 p.m. deadline on or before Election Day.
Wake County Board of Elections
337 S. Salisbury St., 1st Floor
Raleigh, NC 27601
May I mail my voted absentee ballot in the same envelope as another person's envelope?
No. The envelope is specific to that voter and must contain only that voter's ballot.
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