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Any North Carolina registered voter who is qualified to vote in an election can request and receive a mail-in absentee ballot for any election, whether it is a statewide primary, general election, or special election on constitutional amendments, referenda or bond proposals, or any municipal election in which absentee voting is allowed.
No special circumstance or excuse is needed to receive and vote a mail-in absentee ballot.
For complete instructions on how to vote via absentee ballot, see the guide attached below. Here's a link to the Absentee Ballot Request Form.