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flag-animated ABSENTEE VOTING INFORMATION

 

Absentee voting allows registered voters to vote on a day other than Election Day. There are three types of absentee voting in in North Carolina.

 

 

Absentee Voting By Mail
 

Any registered North Carolina voter can request a mail-in absentee ballot. This type of absentee voting allows a voter or a near relative or legal guardian to request that an absentee ballot be sent to the voter by mail. The voter may vote the ballot and return it to the county board of elections by the ballot return deadline. 


How to Request an Absentee Ballot

blue_arrow To receive a mail-in absentee ballot for an election, a voter or the voter’s near relative* or legal guardian must use the State Absentee Ballot Request Form to request the ballot. Request forms are available here on the Moore County Board of Elections website, and at the Moore County Board of Elections office. The form can be reproduced.

*A "near relative" means spouse, brother, sister, parent, grandparent, child, granchild, mother-in-law, father-in-law, daughter-in-law, son-in-law, stepparent, or stepchild.

A signed and completed State Absentee Ballot Request Form must be received by the county board of elections no later than 5:00 p.m. on the last Tuesday prior to the date of the election for which the ballot is being requested.

A signed and completed request form may be mailed, faxed, e-mailed or delivered in person to the county board of elections office.

 

Note: A request form must be received for each election that a voter desires to vote a by-mail absentee ballot.

 

Mail Absentee Requests to:
Moore County Board of Elections
PO Box 787
Carthage, NC  28327 

 


Completing the Absentee Ballot Request form:

blue_arrow The State Absentee Ballot Request Form may only be signed by the voter or a near relative or legal guardian of the voter. When completing the form, the voter or the requestor must sign and provide the voter’s name, residential address, date of birth, and an identification number for the voter (i.e., NC DMV driver license number, NC DMV identification card number, or the last four digits of the voter’s social security number.) If an identification number is not provided on the form, then the requestor must submit one of the documents listed below along with the completed request form:

  • A copy of a current and valid photo identification
  • A copy of one of the following documents that shows the name and address of the voter: a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document.

If a person other than the voter (a near relative or legal guardian) makes the request, then the requestor must also provide his or her name and residential address on the request form. If requesting a ballot for a partisan primary, and the voter is registered Unaffiliated, the voter or requestor should indicate the ballot preference for the voter. Finally, the voter or requestor must provide the address where the absentee balloting materials are to be mailed, if different than the voter’s residential address.

Note: If a registered North Carolina voter (including eligible dependents) is absent due to military service or is currently living overseas, then only the actual voter should complete the State Absentee Ballot Request Form. Click here for additional information on Military and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting.


Voting the ballot:

blue_arrow  In the presence of two witnesses (or one witness if the witness is a notary-public), the voter should mark the ballot, or cause it to be marked according to his or her instructions. Once the ballot is marked, the voter or a person assisting the voter must seal the ballot in the container-return envelope and must then complete the Absentee Application and Certificate on the back of the ballot container-return envelope. The voter’s witnesses must complete and sign the envelope in the space designated as Witnesses’ Certification (or Alternative Notary-Witness Certification, if using a notary-public as the witness). If someone assisted the voter, the assister must sign and date the certificate as well.

Returning the ballot:

blue_arrow  Once the Absentee Application and Certificate is fully executed with all relevant signatures, the voted ballot (contained inside of the container-return envelope) must be returned to the county board of elections no later than 5:00 p.m. on the date of the election. The envelope may be mailed or delivered in person to the board of elections’ office. Ballots received after 5:00 p.m. on election day will be timely ONLY if they are received by mail and bear a postmark that is dated on or before the date of the election and are received no later than 5:00 p.m. on the third day following the election.

** If hand delivering, the ballot MUST be brought in by you or a near relative

 

 

By One-Stop (Early Voting)

blue_arrow  One-stop absentee voting (commonly known as "early voting") allows any registered voter to cast an absentee ballot in person on select days prior to Election Day. One-stop voting begins on the second Thursday prior to Election Day and ends on the last Saturday before the election at 1:00 p.m.. The location for One-stop Voting is either in the County Board of Elections office, or an alternative site, if the County Board office is not equipped to handle in-person voting. County Boards of Elections may also designate additional one-stop sites in various other parts of the county.

 

**Voters may change their name or address at a one-stop voting site, but persons who are not registered in a county may NOT register to vote during early voting.

 

One-Stop site Locations:

Municipal, Primary, General*  Elections:

Moore County Agricultural Center
707 Pinehurst Ave
Carthage, NC  28327

 

*Additional sites may be open during
General Elections & will be announced

Second Primary, Runoffs & Special Elections:

Moore County Board of Elections Office
700 Pinehurst Ave
Carthage, NC 28327

 


 

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