In North Carolina, you don't have to wait until Election Day to vote. You can skip Election Day lines and vote early at a time that's convenient for you.
Vote Early in Person
All voters in North Carolina can vote in person before Election Day at County Board of Elections offices from October 18, 2012 to November 3, 2012.
Vote Early by Mail
You can also vote before Election Day by completing an absentee ballot and submitting it by mail.
First, send a letter to your County Board of Elections' office that contains all of the information listed below. Your County Board of Elections must receive your letter by October 30, 2012.
- A request statement ("I am requesting an absentee ballot for the YEAR General Election.")
- Your name
- Your residential address
- The address where the ballot should be mailed (if different from your residential address)
- Your date of birth
- Your telephone number
- Your signature or the signature of a near relative
Your completed ballot must either be postmarked by Election Day and received by the County Board no later than 5:00 p.m. on the third day following the election, or returned to the Board of Elections in person by 5:00 p.m. prior to Election Day.