Absentee Voting by Mail

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 (civilian absentee voting and military and overseas citizens absentee voting) and absentee in-person (one-stop absentee voting).

Civilian Absentee Voting By Mail

A voter or near relative may fill out the State Absentee Ballot Request Form return it to the the elections office no later than the last Tuesday before the election. *A near relative is a: spouse, brother, sister, parent, grandparent, child, grandchild, mother-in-law, father-in-law, daughter-in-law, son-in-law, stepparent, or stepchild. The Relative Request should also include the relative’s name, address, phone number, and relationship to the voter.


The request must be received by the county board of elections no later than 5:00 p.m. on the last Tuesday prior to the election. If the voter is qualified, the absentee balloting materials will be mailed to the voter after the receipt of a valid written request. Absentee voters must return their voted ballot to the board of elections by 5:00 p.m. on the day before the election.

All ballots must be returned to the Board of Elections office by 5:00 pm the day before the election. The ballot must be delivered by United States mail, the voter, or near relative.

Mail to:

Hertford County Board of Elections
PO Box 416
Winton, NC 27986

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