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Absentee Voting

​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 and absentee one-stop.

Download the form now!Absentee by Mail

Any voter registered in Mecklenburg County can request an absentee ballot from the Mecklenburg County Board of Elections prior to the last Tuesday before an election by completing the Absentee B​allot Request Form. Numerous outside organizations have sent forms to targeted individuals. As long as these forms are blank - they can be completed and returned.

An application and ballots will be mailed to the voter after the receipt of a completed form.​ The form can be mailed or hand delivered to our office. The form can be faxed to 704-319-9722 or emailed

If you are Military, immediate family of Active Military, or a US citizen overseas, please visit FVA​ to register and request your ballots.

You can no longer verify receipt and processing of your request online. Please email to confirm processed. If mailed - you must allow 10 days to receive and process. If emailed, you must allow 4 days to receive and process



Absentee One-Stop (Early Voting)

Any voter registered in Mecklenburg County may choose to vote in person using One-Stop Absentee Voting which begins the third Wednesday before the election and ends the Saturday prior to the election. Dates, times, and locations vary by election and will be posted prior to each election on this site. Early Voting for the General Election to be held November 3, 2020 will begin Thursday, October 15, 2020 and end Saturday, October 31, 2020 at 3 p.m. 


How to vote if  Sick or Disabled after the request deadline for an absentee ballot?

You must apply in person or have a near relative or verifiable legal guardian apply in person at the Mecklenburg County Board of Elections office and a Ballot will be hand delivered to you. Our offices are located at 741 Kenilworth Ave, Suite 202.
This option is only available for sick or disabled voters after 8:00 am on the Wednesday prior to each election but not later than 5:00 pm on the Monday before each election.
If you have questions, do not hesitate to contact us at or 704-336-2133.



Mailing Address:

Mecklenburg County Board of Elections
PO Box 31788
Charlotte, NC 28231

Office Location:

741 Kenilworth Ave.
Suite 202
Charlotte, NC 28204


Hours: Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Kristin Mavromatis

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