Absentee Voting

Absentee Voting by Mail

Any registered voter of Guilford County may request an absentee ballot by mail no later than 5:00 p.m. on the Tuesday prior to the election by one of the following methods:

1. The voter or near relative (see #2 for near relative qualifications) completes a request written entirely by the requester and includes the following:
Click here for Absentee Ballot Request Form

      •Date of election (If the voter is requesting an absentee ballot due to a sickness or physical disability that
      is expected to last the remainder of the calendar year, it should be noted in the request and all ballots for
      elections that you are qualified to vote in for this calendar year will be sent to you. This request must be
      renewed each year.)
      • Complete name
      • Current residence in Guilford County
      • Mailing address for ballot
      • Party (If the request is for the primary and you are registered as an independent/unaffiliated, you may
      request a ballot for any party. If you do not request a specific party’s ballot, you will be sent a ballot for
      unaffiliated voters that will not have any partisan races on it. If you are registered with a recognized party,
      you do not have a choice of ballot.)
      • Date of birth
      • Phone number or contact number or email address in case we need to contact you with any questions or
      problems
      • Signature of voter

2. The near relative (spouse, brother, sister, parent, grandparent, child, grandchild, mother-in law, father-in-law,daughter-in-law, son-in-law, stepparent, stepchild or a verifiable legal guardian) completes a request written
entirely by the requester and includes the following:

      •Date of election (If the near relative is requesting an absentee ballot due to a sickness or physical
      disability of the voter that is expected to last the remainder of the calendar year, it should be noted in the
      request and all ballots for elections that the voter is qualified to vote in for this calendar year will be sent
      to the voter. This request must be renewed each year.)
      • Voter’s complete name
      • Voter’s current residence in Guilford County
      • Mailing address for ballot
      • Party (If the request is for the primary and you are registered as an independent/unaffiliated, you may
      request a ballot for any party. If you do not request a specific party’s ballot, you will be sent a ballot for
      unaffiliated voters that will not have any partisan races on it. If you are registered with a recognized party,
      you do not have a choice of ballot.)
      • Voter’s date of birth
      • Phone number or contact number or email address in case we need to contact you or the voter with any
      questions or problems
      • Near relative’s name
      • Near relative’s address
      • Relationship to voter
      • Near relative’s signature

3. The voter or the near relative may call 641-6874 or 641-6876 for an Absentee Request Form or may come to either the Greensboro or the High Point Election Office and complete a request form issued in the office.

Send requests to: Absentee Voting Department
PO Box 3427
Greensboro , NC 27402
or fax to: 336 641-4454

4. A voter who has a sickness or a physical disability may apply or have a near relative or verifiable legal guardian request anytime prior to 5:00 p.m. on the Monday prior to the election. Please call 641-6874 or 641-6876 for details.

A voter does not have to provide a reason for either type of absentee voting. No-excuse absentee voting will be permitted for all elections except fire district elections.

Military and Overseas Absentee Voting

Who is eligible to apply?
The following individuals, who are eligible to register and who are qualified to vote in any statewide primary or election held under the laws of North Carolina, and who are absent from the county of his or her residence are entitled to register by mail and to vote by military or overseas absentee ballot:

    1.Individuals serving in the armed forces of the United States, including, but not limited to, the Army, Navy,
    Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, the Merchant Marine, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric
    Administration, the Commissioned Corps of the Public Health Service, and members of the National Guard and Military Reserve.
    2. Spouses of persons serving in the armed forces of the United States residing outside the counties of their spouses' voting residence.
    3. Disabled war veterans in United States government hospitals.
    4. Civilians attached to and serving outside the United States with the armed forces of the United States.
    5. Members of the Peace Corps.
    6. Other individuals meeting the definitions of “absent uniformed services voter” and “overseas voter” in the
    federal Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act.

How can I apply?

Click here to access the Federal Voting Assistance website for more information.

Click here to download the Federal Post Card Application Form (FPCA).

Send completed FPCA to:
Absentee Voting Department
PO Box 3427
Greensboro , NC 27402
or fax to: 336 641-4454

If you have any questions, please call 336-641-6874 or 336-641-6876.

 

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