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No Excuse Absentee Voting

Voting Absentee by Mail

If you are registered to vote in Cumberland County and are unable to vote in person on Election Day, you may request an absentee ballot by mail or in person at 227 Fountainhead Lane, Fayetteville, NC 28301. Absentee voting is allowed in all elections except fire district elections.

How to Apply

The VOTER or voter's NEAR RELATIVE (spouse, brother, sister, parent, grandparent, child, grandchild, mother-in-law, father-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, step-parent, step-child) or verifiable legal guardian may apply for an absentee ballot by completing the state approved request form found here. Once completed you can either fax the form to 910-678-7738 or email it to absentee@co.cumberland.nc.us. This form must be completed, signed and returned to our office before we can send out an absentee ballot.

Request Time Frame – Return the completed state approved request form beginning 50 days prior to a Primary Election, 60 days prior to the General Election and 30 days prior to a Municipal Election; but no later than the Tuesday prior to Election Day.

Voting and returning your Absentee Ballot

Mark your ballot following the instructions provided with your ballot from the board of elections. After completing your ballot place it inside the self-addressed envelope provided and seal it. Sign the Voter’s Certification on the return envelope in the presence of two witnesses that are at least 18 years of age and are not your employer or agents thereof, and not owners or employees of a care facility in which you reside. Your witnesses must also sign the envelope in the Witnesses’ Certification section. You may use a Notary Public in lieu of the two witnesses.

Voted absentee ballot must be returned to the board of elections no later than 5:00 p.m. on the day of the election by mail or commercial courier service at the voter’s expense or delivered in person by the voter, the voter’s near relative or verifiable legal guardian.

Multipartisan Assistance Teams

For every primary or election, each county election office will have an assigned Multipartisan Assistance Team (MAT) available to assist voters living in a hospital, clinic, nursing home, or rest home with mail-in absentee voting. MATs are available for voters who need assistance with voting by mail-in absentee ballot, but who do not have a near relative or guardian available to help. If you are a voter as described above, contact your facility's staff to arrange a MAT visit. For more information about MATs, visit the Multipartisan Assistance Teams page.


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Fayetteville, NC 28301