Vote Absentee

The North Carolina State Board of Elections is offering no-excuse absentee-by-mail voting. You can request your ballot today. Voting absentee is a great way to vote, and return it either by mail or by dropping it off at the Board of Elections or any early voting site.

Request Your Ballot Online

If you would like to request an absentee ballot from the Board of Elections, please click below to request an absentee ballot through the online portal:

If you are unable to fill out the Absentee Ballot Request Form, please contact the Guilford County Board of Elections directly at (336) 641-6876. You may also submit a paper Absentee Ballot Request Form, which you can download at the following link: Absentee Ballot Request Form (for printing) .

Send In Your Request By Mail

Once you have completed your request form, you can mail it to:

Guilford County Board of Elections
P.O. Box 3427
Greensboro, NC 27402

Send In Your Request By Email

Scan and email it to absentee@guilfordcountync.gov

OR scan and fax it to (336) 641-4454

If your email program allows receipt requests, we recommend enabling this option so that you can ensure your email was received.

The deadline to request an absentee ballot is available on Absentee Ballot request site.

Requested absentee ballots will begin to be mailed to you prior to the election. One witness is required to complete the ballot. If you choose not to mail in your completed ballot, you or a near relative can drop it off at the Board of Elections or any early voting site. If you mail it in, please mail it in early!

Given delays to mail processing caused by the Postmaster General's partisan mishandling of the USPS, we recommend requesting and returning your absentee ballot as soon as possible in order to ensure it is counted.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Vote?

Registered voters have multiple ways to vote: you can go to the polling place assigned to your precinct on election day, vote early at any of Guilford County’s Early Voting Sites, or request a mail-in ballot to vote absentee. Given the current coronavirus pandemic, we recommend making a plan to vote absentee or at early voting so you can skip long lines and ensure that you’re practicing social distancing.

Note: Beginning with this year’s municipal elections (2023), photo I.D. will be required to vote in North Carolina, whether voting in person or by absentee ballot. See below for more information.

Where Do I Vote?

If you choose to vote early, you can vote at any of Guilford County’s early voting sites. The schedule for early voting in Guilford County is available BY CLICKING HERE.

If you choose to vote on election day, you have to vote at your precinct’s polling place, which you can look up below.

How Do I Check My Voter Registration?

Checking your voter registration in North Carolina is easy! It’s important to double check your registration so that you know you’re going to the right precinct and can ensure that you’re registered at the correct address. The State Board of Elections has an easy voter lookup tool to help you when you click below:

How Do I Register To Vote Or Update My Registration?

All you need to do to register to vote is meet the qualifications for voting and submit a registration application, which you can also use if you need to update your registration. You can either turn in a paper registration form to our county Board of Elections, or NC DMV customers can register online through a convenient portal.

Voter I.D. Will Be Required This Year – What You Need To Know

Beginning with this year’s municipal elections, photo I.D. will be required to vote in North Carolina, whether voting in person or by absentee ballot.

The N.C. Board of Elections’ website has an overview that provides a wealth of information about what this means and what will be required. To access that page, please use this link: https://www.ncsbe.gov/voting/voter-id.

On the page, you will find a link to a two-page, downloadable flier titled “Infosheet: North Carolina Voter Photo I.D. Requirement”. The flier includes a list of acceptable forms of identification.

Any North Carolina resident can get a free non-driver’s I.D. card from the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Find more information about what is required at https://www.ncdot.gov/dmv/license-id/identification/Pages/default.aspx.

Additionally, all county boards of elections will soon be able to issue free voter photo I.D.’s to registered voters in their county. To be issued a free voter photo I.D. card, the voter must provide their name, date of birth, and the last four numbers of their Social Security number, and have their photo taken.
To access the list of student and public employee I.D.s that have been approved (As of July 17, 2023), please use this link:


How Do I Learn More About Voting In 2024?

If you have any more questions about the election, voting, or anything else, let us know! You’re always welcome to send us an email at gcdpchair@guilforddems.org or call our office at (336) 292-2997. The State Board of Elections website also has a lot of useful information, especially about absentee voting during coronavirus, and you can visit them at www.ncsbe.gov.