How to vote by absentee ballot

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Macon County Courthouse photo by Vickie Carpenter

f a voter would like for their ballot to be sent to them in the mail the following is required:

Voters must fill out the absentee request form available on the board of elections website at maconnc.org under county agencies, click on ABSENTEE BALLOT REQUEST PORTAL and follow the instructions; visit the NCSBOE website, or call the office at 349-2034 and one will be mailed to them.

Once the BOE office receives the request form, the ballot, return envelope, and instructions are then mailed out and sent to the voter.

Once the voter receives their ballot, they mark their ballot, fold it back up, place it into the provided return envelope, seal it, sign it, and have a witness, print their name, provide their address, and sign it.

The voter will then mail it back to the BOE office or bring it into the BOE office, or take it to an early voting site Oct. 15-31 (the voter will sign a log when they bring it back in person).

Only the voter or a near relative can bring the envelope back in person.

Submitted by Melanie D. Thibault, 

director Macon County Board of Elections

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