State Board Of Elections Advises Students On Voting By Mail

State Board Of Elections Advises Students On Voting By Mail

3:54pm Aug 25, 2020
WFDD screen capture courtesy: ncsbe.gov

North Carolina college students who are registered to vote in the state are among the many who could cast their ballot by mail this fall, and the State Board of Elections is sharing some guidelines for them.

Overall, the process is the same for everyone. Any North Carolina registered voter can submit an absentee ballot request form. Once they receive their ballot, they submit it by mail or in-person to a County Board of Elections office or to any early voting site in the county.

But mail could be an issue for students who might be displaced due to COVID-19 outbreaks. State Board of Elections spokesman Pat Gannon has some advice.

“You might want to wait a little bit and then request the absentee ballot and put the address where you know you’re going to be at the time the absentee ballot is going to arrive," Gannon says. "Or you could have it sent to any address of your choice if you know you’re going to have access to that residence to get your ballot.”

For students who have questions about their North Carolina voter registration, Gannon says this information can be found online at ncsbe.gov. County Boards of Elections will begin sending absentee ballots starting September 4.

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