Voters no longer need to provide a reason in order to vote absentee, whether voting absentee in person via one-stop voting or voting absentee by mail.
One-Stop Absentee Voting
To vote one-stop absentee, the voter appears in person at a prescribed location, completes an application, and then casts his/her ballot. The time frame for one-stop voting is the 3rd Thursday before an election through the Saturday before the election. Curbside voting is available throughout the entire one-stop voting period. Please refer to the “Voting” section of this website for more curbside voting information.
One-Stop voting for the 2013 Municipal Election will begin on Thursday, October 17th and run through Saturday, November 2nd.
• 2013 Municipal Election Calendar
One-Stop voter Registration (OSVR)
In 2007 the General Assembly passed House Bill 91 which allows for simultaneous registration and voting at a one-stop absentee site. This means that if a North Carolina resident has missed the 25 day deadline for voter registration, he/she may register and vote during one-stop absentee voting.
For more information on voter registration and residency for voting purposes, click here.
For information on how to register and vote during one-stop absentee voting, click here.
Postal Absentee Voting
Postal absentee ballots must be requested in writing. Ballots will be sent in the mail only upon receipt of a valid request. Postal absentee ballots for the immediate upcoming election may be requested at any time; however, the first day that absentee ballots can be mailed for the 2013 Municipal Election is Friday, October 4th. Absentee ballots must be returned to the Board of Election Office by Monday, November 4th at 5:00 PM (if hand delivered) or Friday, November 8th (if mailed and postmarked by Election Day).
For general postal absentee request guidelines, click here.
Uniformed and Overseas Voters
There are certain processes and opportunities available to uniformed (military) and U.S. citizens residing overseas (whether temporarily or indefinitely) which facilitate their ability to more quickly request, receive, and return absentee ballots. If you, or someone you know, would qualify as a uniformed or overseas voter and you would like to vote, it is to your advantage to look into these opportunities.
Please visit either of the following websites:
1. The Overseas Vote Foundation
2. The Federal Voting Assistance Program
a. FVAP North Carolina Guide
Please call the Brunswick County Board of Elections at 910.253.2620 with any questions.