November 4, 2014, General Election

​September 5 First day absentee ballots will be mailed
​October 10 Voter registration deadline
Registration forms must be delivered or postmarked by 5 p.m.
​October 28 Last day to submit an absentee ballot request
Request forms must be received by 5 p.m.
​November 4 Election Day
Absentee ballots may be delivered to the Board of Elections office but not to polling places on Election Day. Ballots must be received by 5 p.m.

 Why I Vote Absentee

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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 NEW State 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?
You may track the status of your absentee request and returned ballot online.
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
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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.