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Absentee Voting

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Requests by Mail

Beginning in 2014, a request for an absentee ballot by mail must be made in writing on a form created by the State Board of Elections and signed by the voter or near relative or legal guardian.  You can find the form here.

These requests must be received in the office no later than the Tuesday prior to Election Day. Ballots will be mailed within one to two days after receipt of the written request. Voted ballots should be received back in the Board of Elections office by 5:00 pm on the day of the Election. Ballots may be counted if received in the Board of Elections office by 5 pm on the Friday after the Election if the ballot is postmarked by Election Day.

Overseas or Military Voters

  • For Information on Military and Overseas Absentee Voting . Click here

  • For instructions on completing FPCA Form: Click here

  • Download FPCA Standard Form: Click here (Rev.04-2019)

Early or One-Stop Voting

If you are registered to vote in Chatham County, you may vote One-Stop No Excuse. The One-Stop No Excuse Absentee voting process permits voting at designated locations prior to Election Day. The locations and times will be updated on our website prior to each election. One-Stop No Excuse Voting begins on the third Thursday before Election Day and ends at 3:00 pm on the Saturday before the Election unless extended hours are approved by the Board and NC State Board of Elections.