Deadline Approaching for Absentee Ballot Requests

By on October 27, 2022

NC State Board of Elections

N.C. voters wishing to cast their ballot by mail in the 2022 general election have until 5 p.m. Tuesday, November 1 to request a ballot.

Through Wednesday, October 26, 234,366 North Carolinians had requested a ballot by mail, more than double the number of voters who requested ballots at this point in the last midterm election in 2018. Statewide, 73,514 voters had returned absentee ballots through Wednesday, up from 31,462 in 2018.

See Daily Absentee Request Reports (PDF).

See Daily Absentee Stats Reports (PDF).

“We believe many people who voted by mail in 2020 due to the pandemic found the process simple and efficient, and are voting by mail again this year,” said Karen Brinson Bell, executive director of the State Board of Elections. “Of course, all voters should use the voting method that best suits them – either by mail, or in-person during the early voting period or on Election Day, November 8.”


How to Request an Absentee Ballot

All registered voters in North Carolina may request, receive, and return a mail-in absentee ballot. There are two ways to request an absentee ballot:

  1. Online at the N.C. Absentee Ballot Portal.
  2. On paper with the English N.C. Absentee Ballot Request Form for 2022 (fillable PDF) or the Spanish N.C. Absentee Ballot Request Form for 2022 (fillable PDF).

Due to the approaching deadline, requesting a ballot online is the best option.

Note: If you are a blind or visually impaired registered voter in North Carolina, you can request, complete, and return an accessible absentee ballot online through a system that is compatible with screen readers and allows for a digital or typed signature. Find detailed instructions at Accessible Absentee Voting.

Once you have requested your absentee ballot, you can track its status, from when it is sent to you and then accepted by the county board of elections, by signing up online for status notifications through BallotTrax.


How to Return Your Ballot

A voter or the voter’s near relative or legal guardian may return their absentee ballot. It may be returned in person to an early voting site during the early voting period or to the voter’s county board of elections office until 5 p.m. on Election Day. Voters may not return an absentee ballot to an Election Day polling place.

Voters may also mail their absentee ballot to their county board of elections office. Please ensure that your ballot receives a postmark if mailing near Election Day. Completed absentee ballots must be postmarked on or before Election Day and received by the voter’s county board of elections by Monday, November 14.

Many safeguards are in place to ensure absentee voting is secure. For more information, see Statement About Absentee Ballot Security in North Carolina.

For more information about the absentee voting process, consult the website of the State Board of Elections, which includes Detailed Instructions to Vote By Mail and FAQ: Voting By Mail.



Barnhill Building Group has been selected as the Construction Manager @ Risk by the College of the Albemarle and is seeking to pre-qualify construction trade contractors to submit bids for the furnishing labor, materials, equipment, and tools for the new College of The Albemarle – Allied Health Sciences Simulation Lab (COA Health Sciences) located in Elizabeth City, NC. Please note: Only subcontractors who have been prequalified by Barnhill will be able to submit a Bid.

The project consists of the new construction of a 38,000-sf, 2-story expansion to the existing Owens Health Sciences Center and will house classrooms, labs, and a simulation lab. The site is just over just over 4.5 acres and is located on an active campus. This new construction will be a steel structure with a brick and metal panel veneer, curtainwall, and storefront glazing with a PVC roof membrane.

Principal trade and specialty contractors are solicited for the following Bid Packages:

BP0100: General Trades

BP0105: Final Cleaning

BP0390: Turnkey Concrete

BP0400: Turnkey Masonry

BP0500: Structural Steel & Misc. Steel

BP0740: Roofing

BP0750: Metal Panels

BP0790: Caulking / Caulking

BP0800: Turnkey Doors/Frames/Hardware

BP0840: Glass & Glazing

BP0925: Drywall

BP0960: Resilient Flooring

BP0980: Acoustical Ceilings

BP0990: Painting & Wallcovering

BP1005: Toilet Specialties / Accessories / Division 10

BP1010: Signage

BP1098: Demountable Partitions

BP1230: Finish Carpentry and Casework

BP1250: Window Treatment

BP1400: Elevators

BP2100: Fire Protection

BP2200: Plumbing

BP2300: HVAC

BP2600: Turnkey Electrical

BP3100: Turnkey Sitework

BP3290: Landscaping

Packages may be added and/or deleted at the discretion of the Construction Manager. Historically underutilized business firms are encouraged to complete participation submittals.

HUB/MWBE OUTREACH MEETING: Barnhill Building Group will be conducting a HUB/MWBE Informational Session. You are encouraged to attend the following session to learn more about project participation opportunities available to you. These seminars will help to: Learn about project and scope; Inform and train Minority/HUB contractors in preparation for bidding this project; Assist in registration on the State of North Carolina Vendor link; Stimulate opportunities for Networking with other firms. Location and time TBD. Please visit our planroom at for more information.

Interested contractors should submit their completed prequalification submittals, by July 22, 2024, to Meredith Terrell at or hardcopies can be mailed to Barnhill Contracting Company PO Box 31765 Raleigh, NC 27622 (4325 Pleasant Valley Road, NC 27612).


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