Absentee voting an option for all


All registered voters can vote by mail with an absentee ballot in any primary or general election.

A ballot can be requested by the voter or an immediate family member, including in-laws and stepfamily. Requests must be made on a state absentee ballot request form no later than 5 p.m. April 29.

Another option for absentee voters is one-stop voting, which takes place from April 24 to May 3. The voting process at one-stop sites is the same as Election Day, except voters must complete and sign an absentee request form prior to voting.

The number of one-stop voting locations increased for the 2014 primary election.

One-stop voting will be available at the New Hanover County Board of Elections office, the New Hanover County Main and Northeast Regional libraries, Carolina Beach Town Hall and the New Hanover County Senior Resource Center.

Hours vary but all sites will be open Monday through Friday and Saturday morning.

Beginning in 2014, residents can no longer register at one-stop voting sites. To vote at a one-stop site, voters must have registered by the April 11 registration deadline.

If a voter registered on deadline but did not present a driver’s license or the last four digits of his or her Social Security number, he or she must provide a valid photo ID, utility bill, bank statement or other government document showing both name and address issued within the last six months.

The primary election will take place on May 6.

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