This week, the NC Board of Elections made changes meant to help the absentee voting process run more smoothly.
Mail-in absentee ballot requests have surged in North Carolina, and the state’s Board of Elections this week unveiled an improved North Carolina absentee ballot request form to be used for the Tuesday, Nov. 3 election.
The updates to the request form include, according to state election officials, “a cleaner design and improved accessibility and use for all voters.”
Karen Brinson Bell, the executive director of the state Board of Elections, noted in a press release that the new layout should benefit voters across North Carolina who wish to cast their ballot by mail.
“This new form is more user-friendly and one of many steps we have taken to make voting simpler for North Carolinians in the era of COVID-19,” she said. “Whether by mail or in-person, we want folks to vote in the manner they’re most comfortable with this fall.”
The request for an absentee ballot can be mailed, emailed, faxed – or returned in-person to the voters’ county board of elections office.
The state Board of Elections will also launch an online absentee ballot request portal by September 1. Through that portal, voters will be able to request a ballot completely online, with no need to print out or mail a request.
The state board also used the opportunity to point out to the public that “No special circumstance or reason is needed to request, receive, and vote an absentee ballot. Any North Carolina registered voter may request and receive a mail-in absentee ballot for the 2020 general election.”
The deadline to make the request is 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 27, but the board is encouraging voters who wish to vote by mail to request ballots as soon as possible.
Yeah! That’s going to work well.
Absentee ballot and mail-in ballot are two different things I have no problem with absentee ballots, but mail-in ballots are just mail to every address. That invites fraud.
I TOTALLY AGREE!
Mail-in ballots encourage and enable fraud. The Dems control the Guilford County Board of Elections. This week, I received a SECOND 2020 State Absentee Ballot Request Form. Does this mean that I get to vote twice? Vote for my mother, father, or wife? Brother or sister? Anyone else? No proof of my ID is required. All the info requested can be obtained elsewhere.
No matter who wins, or fails to lose, this Falls’ election; it’s gonna be bad.
Vote early, vote often.
DID YOU READ THE FORM? It asks for NC driver’s license number and last 4 digits of SS number. That’s request for proof of ID
Well, yeah. How do you prove that is the remitter’s ID? I can get any family member’s ID and vote for them. Dead people, friends.
Just because some remits proper info, and attests to it, doesn’t make it so. I think you missed the point. DISHONEST people can attest to anything, by mail. If you register and vote in person, it would eliminate the fraud by mail.
Seriously? Getting a second ballot request form doesn’t equate to getting to vote twice. Also, what’s your evidence that mail-in ballots “encourage and enable fraud”? Just because you read it somewhere on the Internet doesn’t mean it’s true.