Who is eligible for Absentee Voting?
Any registered North Carolina voter can vote absentee.
Do you need to submit ID with your absentee ballot request?
ID is NOT required if a voter has voted in North Carolina before.
First-time NC voters who did not meet the ID requirements when registering to vote must include:
- A copy of a current and valid photo ID that shows the voter’s name
- A current utility bill
- Bank statement
- Government check
- Other government document that shows voter’s name and NC address
Do you need to submit ID with your ballot?
No, but the signature on the vote-by-mail ballot must match the voter registration signature.
If you registered to vote by mail and are voting by absentee ballot in your first federal election, you must enclose a copy of your photo ID or document bearing your name and residence address in the envelope with your voted ballot.
last update: March 19, 2020