Absentee Voting by Mail
Any registered voter of Randolph County may request an absentee ballot by mail no later than the 5 p.m. on the Tuesday prior to the election (no excuse needed). To request an absentee ballot, a voter or a near relative* (defined below) may send a signed, written request to the Randolph County Board of Elections with the required information.
What must I include in my written request?
- Date of the election
- Voter’s complete name
- Voter’s current RANDOLPH COUNTY residence address
- Voter’s date of birth
- Address where ballot should be mailed
- A daytime phone number or email address (in case we have questions—for office use only)
- Voter’s signature
- For a PRIMARY Election, if you are registered UNAFFLIATED, please indicate if you wish to receive a Democratic, Republican, Libertarian or Non-Partisan ballot.
Who may request an absentee ballot?
Any registered Randolph County voter may request an absentee ballot, or a near relative of the voter may apply on their behalf. A voter who has a sickness or a physical disability may apply or have a near relative or verifiable legal guardian request any time prior to 5 p.m. on the Monday prior to the election. Please call 318-6900 for details.
*A near relative, as defined by law, is a spouse, brother, sister, parent, grandparent, child, grandchild, mother-in-law, father-in-law, daughter-in-law, son-in-law, stepparent, stepchild or verifiable legal guardian.
NOTE: A person in possession of a Power of Attorney for an individual is not granted the authority to apply for voter registration, to vote in person, or to vote by absentee ballot for the individual.
Your signed request may be mailed, faxed, delivered in person, or scanned and
Randolph County Board of Elections
158 Worth Street
Asheboro, NC 27205
What is the deadline for requesting an absentee ballot?
All written requests must be received in our office no later than 5 p.m. on the Tuesday prior to Election Day (one week before the election).
What is the deadline for returning my voted absentee ballot?
All civilian absentee must be received in our office by 5 p.m. on the Monday prior to Election Day (the day before the election). Ballots may be postmarked by Election Day and received by mail by the third day (Friday) following an election.
Special postage notice for mail-in absentee ballots
Be sure to affix proper postage when you return your absentee balloting materials to the Randolph County Board of Elections. Please check with your postmaster to determine the proper postage amount. Some ballot return envelopes do not qualify for standard letter rates (11 ½” X 6 1/8” maximum). The postage on these envelopes costs at least $0.83. Again, check with the post office before mailing your absentee ballot.
To learn more about absentee voting for military and overseas voters:
- Elections Office:
- Shaw Building
- 158 Worth Street
- Asheboro, NC 27203 map
- 336.318.6900 phone
- 336.318.6903 fax
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- Chairman: Darren Allen
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- Member: Margaret Megerian
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