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Absentee voting is comprised of two methods by which registered voters may cast ballots other than the traditional method of appearing in person and casting a ballot on the day of the election. These methods are absentee by mail and absentee one-stop.  

Absentee by Mail

Any voter registered in Mecklenburg County can request an absentee ballot from the Mecklenburg County Board of Elections prior to the last Tuesday before an election by completing the Absentee Ballot Request Form.   An application and ballots will be mailed to the voter after the receipt of a completed form.  Click here for election dates and deadlines.


If you are Military, immediate family of Active Military, or a US citizen overseas, please visit to register and request your ballots.


Ballots for the November 4, 2014 election will begin to be mailed September 5, 2014. 

Absentee One-Stop (Early Voting)

Any voter registered in Mecklenburg County may choose to vote in person using One-Stop Absentee Voting which begins the second Thursday before the election and ends the Saturday prior to the election. Dates, times, and locations vary by election and will be posted prior to each election on this site. Early Voting for the November 4, 2014 General Election will begin Thursday, October 23, 2014 and end Saturday, November 1, 2014.  Please check back for locations and hours of operation.


How to vote if  Sick or Disabled after the request deadline for an absentee ballot?
You must apply in person or have a near relative or verifiable legal guardian apply in person at the Mecklenburg County Board of Elections office and a Ballot will be hand delivered to you. Our offices are located at 741 Kenilworth Ave, Suite 202.
This option is only available for sick or disabled voters after 8:00 am on the Wednesday prior to each election but not later than 5:00 pm on the Monday before each election.


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