If you are registered to vote in Dare County, you may request an absentee ballot from the Dare County Board of Elections.
"State law (General Statutes Chapter 163-230.2)
now requires that a request for an absentee ballot be
"written entirely by the requester personally" or be submitted "on a
generated by the county
board of elections and signed by the requester."
The State Board of Elections has issued rules that would require that we mail a form to each requester
whose written request is not "written entirely by the requester personally."
Mail this to: Dare County Board of Elections, PO Box 1000, Manteo NC 27954.
Be sure to include name, address, phone number, party affiliation and where the ballots should be
mailed if different from residential address. Don’t forget to sign your written request.
Who can make the request?
The voter or a near relative or verifiable legal guardian may make the request. Near relative means,
spouse, brother, sister, parent, grandparent, child, grandchild, mother-in-law, father-in-law,
daughter-in-law, son-in-law, stepparent and stepchild.
When can it be made?
Beginning 50 days prior to, but not later than 5:00 PM, on the Tuesday prior to the election.
How should I return my ballots?
The voter, a near relative, verifiable legal guardian, United States Mail or Commercial Carrier
Service must return the ballot to the Board of Elections Office by 5:00 PM on the day before the