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Press release from NC State Board of Elections - September 8, 2022

Absentee Voting By Mail begins for the 2022 General Election
Beginning Friday, September 9, North Carolina’s county boards of elections will begin mailing absentee ballots to voters who request them for the 2022 general election.

This signals the start of voting for this important midterm election. Election Day is 61 days away – November 8.

Contests in this election include a U.S. Senate seat, all 14 U.S. House seats, two seats on the NC Supreme Court, four seats on the NC Court of Appeals, all 170 seats in the NC General Assembly, and many judicial and local seats across the state.

As of Thursday morning, nearly 53,000 NC voters had requested an absentee ballot for the general election. More than 7.35 million voters are registered in the state.

Sample ballots are available through the State Board’s Voter Search tool. Voters should locate their voter record and scroll down to the “Your Sample Ballot” section. (Note: Sample ballots are posted by county as soon as they are available.)

County Boards of Elections are busy registering new voters, preparing ballots, testing voting equipment, hiring and training poll workers, and preparing early voting sites and Election Day precincts, among many other responsibilities.

“We encourage all eligible North Carolinians to register to vote and to make a plan now about when and where they will cast their ballot in 2022,” said Karen Brinson Bell, executive director of the State Board of Elections. “Your state and county elections officials are here to provide accurate information to help you safely and securely exercise your right to vote. We will make sure your vote counts.”

How to Request a Ballot - click HERE

MORE INFORMATION AVAILABLE AT IREDELL COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS OFFICE.