Absentee Voting - If you can't make it to the polls...
Anyone can get an Absentee Ballot!
It's not always possible or practical for a voter to make it to the polls. So, that's no excuse for not voting!
A voter may be traveling during the election period. Or scheduling conflicts may make it almost impossible for a voter to find the time. Or, a voter may be unable to drive to the polls because of age or health.
The Board of Elections has made it as convenient as possible to vote at the polls. Early voting is available to you. The One-Stop Absentee Voting period begins two weeks before the Election and ends the Saturday before the Election at 1:00pm. One-Stop Absentee Voting takes place at:
Moore County Agricultural Center
707 Pinehurst Ave
Carthage, NC 28327
One-Stop Early Voting usually involves no lines and no waiting, and this service has also drastically reduced the lines and wait at the polls on Election Day.
But if you still cannot travel to the One-Stop location, you can request an Absentee Ballot! It's an easy process and you can vote at home without any need for travel at all! You don't have to be away from home -- you may request an absentee ballot for any reason. You don't even have to state a reason. All you have to do is request the absentee ballot, and you can vote at your convenience.
And, you can even determine the status of your absentee ballot for yourself -- online!
Many of our voters in the West Knollwood Precinct are elderly and unable to stand in line or drive themselves to the polls. if you are unable to drive but wish to go to the polls, we will arrange transportation for you! Just send us an email via the "Contact Me" page.
But if you are unable to go to the polls, please request an Absentee Ballot. The instructions are given on the right side of this page. Then vote in the privacy and comfort of your own home at your own convenience. And be proud that you have fulfilled your responsibility as a Citizen of the United States! Take pride in helping to elect the best candidates to govern all of us.
Instructions for Absentee Voting:
Absentee Voting is Easy!
You can request an Absentee Ballot for yourself. Or you may have a near relative make the request for you. A near relative is defined as a: spouse, parent, child, sibling, grandparent, grandchild, father/mother in-law, son/daughter in-law, step-parent, or stepchild. In other words, just about anyone in your "immediate family"!
The request may be in the form of a simple handwritten note sent to the Moore County Board of Elections. The note must include your: Full name, Residence address, Telephone number, and Mailing Address. Your personal signature is required (power of attorney is NOT accepted).
If a relative is submitting the request for you, then your relative should be sure to include their Full name, Residence address, Telephone number, and mailing address. Your relative should sign their own name and state their relationship to you. They must also include your mailing address in the request note.
Mail your request for an Absentee Ballot to:
Moore County Board of Elections
P.O. Box 787
Carthage, NC 28327
The Moore County Board of Elections will mail your Absentee Ballot to you at your address provided, along with a return envelope. Once you have completed your ballot, place your ballot in the return ballot envelope provided.
Securely seal the envelope. Complete the form on the return envelope and sign it in the presence of one witness. (The witness must be at least 18 years of age.) Be sure to have the witness provide their address and sign the envelope also.
When returning by mail, affix sufficient postage as the Board of Elections will not pay any postage due. If hand delivering, the ballot must be brought in by you or a near relative to the Board of Elections.
That's all there is to it! You can vote, even if you cannot go to the polls. You can be a part of deciding our future. And you can be a full participant in our governance! Congratulations!
To check the status of your Absentee Ballot for yourself, online: click here: Check Ballot Status