NORTH CAROLINA

How to vote from your hospital bed

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Before October 9, 2020

After October 27, 2020

Voters who cannot vote in person on Election Day due to their own illness or the illness of a family member can request or have a family member request an application to vote between 5 p.m. on the Tuesday before the election and 5 p.m. on the day of the election. Before this day, anybody can vote by absentee ballot by mail.

Polls Close on Tuesday November 3, 2020

Your ballot must be received by 5 PM on Election Day.

 

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STEP-BY-STEP HOW TO VOTE

1.

Check Your Voter Registration

Check if you are registered to vote at https://vt.ncsbe.gov/RegLkup/ or vote.org.

VOTE RIDERS: 

Make sure to check if your state requires a Voter ID. You can find a list of accepted identifications for North Carolina HERE. For Spanish click HERE. You can also get your Voter ID questions answered through this link: https://www.messenger.com/t/VoteRiders. If you are requesting a mail in ballot and your state requires you to send a copy of your voter ID but do not have access to a printer, you can send a picture to VoterID@voteriders.org and we will mail you two hard copies. For up-to-date information and help with voter ID you can also call/text VoteRiders: 844-338-8743 or visit voteriders.org. HERE is our link to our digital cards for all 50 states.

2.

Request an Absentee Ballot Application

Voters who cannot vote in person on Election Day due to their own illness or the illness of a family member can request or have a personal representative (a legal guardian or near relative) request an application to vote between 5 p.m. on the Tuesday before the election and 5 p.m. on the day of the election. You can look up your local election office to contact here.

If you're unable to access a printer, contact your Patient Voting team at patientvoting@gmail.com and we will help deliver materials to you.

3.

Obtain Your Ballot

Your personal representative will pick up your ballot from your local election office and deliver it to you. The requestor will personally be given the official ballot, a container-return envelope for the ballot, and an instruction sheet.

4.

Vote!

Fill out your ballot! 

5.

Drop off your Absentee Ballot

Your requestor must drop your ballot off at your local election office and the ballot must be received by 5 PM on Election Day. Absentee ballots received after 5:00 PM on Election Day will be timely only if they are received by mail no later than 5:00 PM on the third day following the date of the election, and bear a postmark that is dated on or before Election Day.

If you have difficulty with getting your ballot to the County Elections office, contact your Patient Voting team at patientvoting@gmail.com and we will help figure this out.

 

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STATE LAW

North Carolina

N.C. Gen. Stat. § 163A-1308(b)

Voters who cannot vote in person on Election Day due to their own illness or the illness of a family member can request or have a family member request an application to vote between 5 p.m. on the Tuesday before the election and 5 p.m. on the day of the election.

 

COVID-19 and Patient Voting

Here is how COVID-19 is affecting Patient Voting in this state:

Any North Carolina registered voter who is qualified to vote in an election may request and receive a mail-in absentee ballot for any election in which absentee voting is allowed, so you do not need to be physically present at a polling station in order to vote. The most recent updates from the North Carolina State Board of Elections can be found here.

Contact patientvoting@gmail.com for more info

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