Voters can cast absentee ballots for midterm election

RALEIGH — Absentee by-mail ballots are available for voters for the 2022 general election. 

On Friday, Sept. 9, North Carolina’s county boards of elections began mailing absentee ballots to voters who have requested them. 


As of the start of the absentee request period, nearly 53,000 voters had requested an absentee ballot for the general election. More than 7.35 million voters are registered in the state, according to the most recent voter statistics available from the elections board. 

Contests in the 2022 general 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. 

Voters can also view their sample ballots through the Voter Search tool on the NCSBE website.  

“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.”