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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.

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.   An application and ballots will be mailed to the voter after the receipt of a completed form.​


Watch a quick presentation on how to vote a by-mail ballot.


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


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 5, 2019 will begin Wednesday, October 16, 2019 and end Friday, November 1, 2019.  Early voting for the September 10, 2019 City of Charlotte primary will begin Wednesday, August 21, 2019 and will end Friday September 6, 2019. 


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


Kristin Mavromatis

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