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You Can Vote Early In Person or By Mail

Keep Calm & Vote Early

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You Can Vote Early In Person

Vote early to protect your health and your vote.

DATES: Thursday, October 20, through Saturday, November 5 at 3 p.m.

Register and vote at the same time. An Early Voting site in your county is the only place you can register AND vote on the same day. Arrive prepared to show a document with a name and address like a pay stub, utility bill, or student ID with a school document showing your address. check-circle

More sites & hours during Early Voting. The Early Voting period allows for more voting locations, which in turn allow for more hours that you can cast your ballot, and shorter lines than on Election Day! Find your options at demnc.co/voteearly.

You Can Vote Early By Mail

DEADLINES: Absentee ballot requests must be received by your local county board of elections by November 1 at 5 p.m. Return your completed ballot by November 8 at 5 p.m.

(Return by hand or by mail. Mailed ballots must be postmarked by November 8 at 5 p.m. and received by 5 p.m. the Friday after Election Day.)*

Vote as early as September 9. Absentee ballots will be mailed as early as September 9. To get yours, complete a request form and return it to your county board of elections (BOE) — forms and portal link available at demnc.co/absentee.

Don’t wait for deadlines. Request your mail in ballot now (at demnc.co/portal) and return it as soon as you can. If you change your mind you can still vote in person, just throw away your unsent ballot first.

Got questions? Visit ncvoter.org or call 888-OUR-VOTE (888-687-8683)