Too busy, hate long lines, or you’d rather avoid voting in person for whatever reason? Don’t worry you can still vote-by-mail by sending an absentee ballot. 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.

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Registered voters may request a ballot through the online Absentee Ballot Request Portal, or fill out a North Carolina Absentee Ballot Request Form and return it to their county board of elections.

Want to track your ballot through the mail? Go to BallotTrax portal. Absentee ballots will be mailed to voters beginning September 4. After September 4, if you request a ballot and do not receive it within about a week, contact your county board of elections.


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