Absentee by Mail Voting

To submit a Absentee Ballot Request Form (PDF) a person must be a registered voter in Currituck County or submit a voter registration application along with this form 25 days prior to the date of the election. Voter registration applications are available online at www.ncsbe.gov.

Absentee balloting materials are available:

  • 50 days prior to the date of a statewide primary election, county bond election or any other election, except those listed below;
  • 60 days prior to the date of a statewide general election;
  • 30 days prior to municipal elections.
Proof of Identification

The voter’s must provide:

  • full name
  • residential address
  • date of birth
  • and their drivers license number or the last 4 of their social security number to confirm their identity
Voting an Absentee Ballot

In the presence of 1 witness, the voter should mark the ballot, or cause it to be marked according to his or her instructions.

Once the ballot is marked, the voter or a person assisting the voter must seal the ballot in the container-return envelope and must then complete the Absentee Application and Certificate on the back of the ballot container-return envelope.

The voter’s witnesses must complete and sign the envelope in the space designated as Witnesses’ Certification.  If someone assisted the voter, the assister must sign and date the certificate as well.

Returning a Voted Ballot Form

Once the Absentee Application and Certificate is fully executed with all relevant signatures, the voted ballot (contained inside of the container-return envelope) must be returned to the county board of elections no later than 5:00 p.m. on the date of the election.

The envelope may be mailed or delivered in person to the board of elections’ office. Only the voter or the voter’s near relative (spouse, brother, sister, parent, grandparent, child, grandchild, mother-in-law, father-in-law, daughter-in-law, son-in-law, stepparent, stepchild or qualified legal guardian) may deliver an absentee ballot in person.

Ballots received after 5:00 p.m. on election day will be timely ONLY if they are received by mail and bear a postmark that is dated on or before the date of the election and are received no later than 5:00 p.m. on the third day following the election.

There are many way available to complete an mailing ballot:

Once the application is submitted you will be able to check the status of your request at www.ncsbe.gov.