GCDP ELECTION CENTER

Vote Absentee

The North Carolina State Board of Elections is offering no-excuse absentee-by-mail voting during the 2020 election, and you can request your ballot today. Voting absentee is a great way to vote during a global pandemic while maintaining social distancing: you request your ballot from the Board of Elections, fill it out, 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: https://s3.amazonaws.com/dl.ncsbe.gov/Forms/NCAbsenteeBallotRequestForm.pdf

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.

A completed absentee request form must be received by the county board of elections no later than 5 p.m. the Tuesday (October 27) before the election*.

Requested absentee ballots will begin to be mailed out in September. 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.

Vote Early

Any voter registered in Guilford County can vote early at any of the twenty-five Early Voting sites selected by the county Board of Elections across seventeen total days of Early Voting. Additionally, if you’ve received and filled out your Absentee Ballot, you can drop this off at any Early Voting site, and the state of North Carolina also offers same-day voter registration at Early Voting sites.

More information about Early Voting will be posted closer to the election. If you have questions about voting early, please contact the Guilford County Board of Elections by phone at (336) 641-3836 or email at guilfordelections@guilfordcountync.gov.

Want Yard Signs?

To pick up a yard sign to show your neighbors that you’re supporting Democrats in 2020, stop by our headquarters between 11am-5pm Monday-Friday. If you are planning to stop by to pick up yard signs for specific candidates, it’s always a good idea to give us a call first to make sure we have the signs you want. Our number is (336) 292-2997. If you get our voicemail, please leave a message with your number and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Or you can email us at gcdpchair@guilforddems.org.


GET THE SLATE CARD

Download our Democratic Slate Card to keep up with everyone on the ballot from the top to the bottom, and print it out to distribute to your friends and neighbors.

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: photo ID is NOT required to vote in 2020 due to pending litigation before the courts.

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 here: https://www.guilfordcountync.gov/home/showdocument?id=10926

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.

Who Are Democrats Supporting In 2020?

Democrats are supporting a whole slate of great candidates from the top of the ticket to the bottom. If you want to learn more about the Democrats on your ballot this year, you can click below to see who’s running for everything from US President to Soil & Water, with links to their websites so you can learn more.

How Do I Learn More About Voting In 2020?

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.

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