Plan to vote by mail during pandemic? Get started early
More people are expected to vote by mail this year, which is also called absentee voting. In North Carolina, any registered voter can do it. You don't have to have a reason.
with mail in ballots taking center stage. In recent days, we have heard from many of you with questions about requesting a male invalid here in the state, the bureau's capital bureau chief Lower Leslie, Joining us live with What do you need to know? Laura? Know Gerald? A typical election absentee by mail Voters make up about 5% of the total right this year, experts say. With the pandemic, that number could soar to 40%. If you're hoping to be one of those folks, here's how the system works. Anyone in North Carolina can vote absentee by mail, but the process includes a few key steps you have to follow. First, you'll need to fill out an official state absentee ballot request form. You can print one out from the state Board of Elections website, or you can ask for a copy of the form from any Board of Elections office, either in person or that it be mailed to you. You fill it out with all the required information, and then you can return it by mail, hand delivery, fax or even scan and email it to your county board of elections on Lee you or your close relative or county board workers can fill out your request form and return it. It has to be received by your county Board of Elections by October 27th, but you should mail it in earlier if you can. Once the request is processed, the Board of Elections will mail your paper ballot to the address you've given them. Those ballots will start being mailed out at the beginning of September. If you would prefer to request a ballot online without a paper form, the state will make that option available soon. For the first time in state history, lawmakers this year voted to create a secure online option in response to the pandemic. Beginning in September, the State Board of Elections will open an online portal where you can fill out and submit an official request to receive your ballot. However, you will still have to vote on paper. There is no such thing as online voting in an election course. You can still vote in person on Election Day. That is November 3rd this year, and you can also do one stop. Early voting is always, which will be available from October 15 through 31st job. There are many options. Laura Leslie live in Lake County. Thank you