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-Information courtesy the Vance County Board of Elections
The Vance County Board of Elections (VCBOE) has announced important upcoming November 2020 General Election dates, deadlines and reminders.
November 2020 General Election Important Dates:
Friday, September 4, 2020 – Absentee Voting by Mail Begins
Friday, October 9, 2020 – Voter Registration Deadline
Thursday, October 15, 2020 – One-Stop Voting (Early Voting) Begins
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 – Last Day to Request an Absentee Ballot by Mail
Saturday, October 31, 2020 – One-Stop Voting (Early Voting) Ends
Tuesday, November 3, 2020 – Last Day to Return an Absentee Ballot by Mail
Tuesday, November 3, 2020 – November Election Day
Friday, November 13, 2020 – County Canvass
Deadlines for Absentee Voting by Mail for the 2020 General Election
October 15, 2020 – October 27, 2020
Requests are accepted on the approved State Absentee by Mail Request Form only and ballots are mailed by the Board of Elections Office.
October 27, 2020 – November 3, 2020
Valid in-person requests are accepted for sick and disabled voters at the Board of Elections Office.
Ballots must be returned by November 3, 2020, at 5 p.m. or be post-marked by November 3, 2020, and received by mail no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, November 6, 2020.
Reminders on Absentee Voting by Mail
The absentee ballot envelope, where indicated, must have one witness and their signature and the voter’s signature or mark. Only the voter or the voter’s near relative or the voter’s verifiable legal guardian is allowed to request or return the voter’s absentee ballot materials.
To Request an Absentee Ballot by Mail
Voter or voter’s near relative or verifiable legal guardian must fill out and sign the State Absentee Ballot Request Form. Request forms are available at the Vance County Board of Elections Office, mailed by request from the VCBOE or online at www.ncsbe.gov.
Those who miss the October 9, 2020, voter registration deadline may register to vote during the One-Stop Voting (Early Voting). Click here for a list of Vance County’s early voting dates and sites.
Out of Precinct Voting
Voters who appear on Election Day in the correct county but in the improper precinct may cast a provisional ballot which will be counted for all contests in which the voter was eligible to participate.
For more information, visit the Vance County Board of Elections website (click here) or call the VCBOE at (252) 492-3730. The VCBOE office is located at 300 S. Garnett Street in Henderson, NC. Director Faye Gill is also available by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.