November 3, 2020 General Election 
Date Time Event
October 9 5:00 p.m. Voter registration deadline
October 27 5:00 p.m. Last day to submit an absentee ballot request
November 3 5:00 p.m. Absentee ballots delivered to the Board of Elections must be received by 5:00 p.m. If mailing your ballot, it must be postmarked on or before Election Day.

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.

Where do I return my completed absentee ballot request form?
Mail your form to: 
Wake County Board of Elections
Attn: Absentee
PO Box 695
Raleigh NC 27602

Deliver your form in-person to:
Wake County Board of Elections Operations Center
1200 N New Hope Rd.
Raleigh, NC 27610

Email your form to:

Fax your form to:
(919) 231-5737

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.

What is the postage needed to return my ballot by mail?
One first-class stamp or one forever stamp.

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 voted absentee ballot?
You may track the status of your 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.
Board of Elections Operations Center
1200 N. New Hope Rd.
Raleigh, NC  27610
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.

Can I track my ballot once it has been mailed to me?
No, but you can use the Informed Delivery by the USPS to digitally preview your letter-sized mailpieces whenever, wherever - even while traveling - on a computer, tablet, or mobile device.



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 Why I Vote Absentee

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