Election Day 2020 is fast approaching, and it is critical that we do not let the current pandemic stand in the way of making our voices heard and our votes count! That’s why GPSF is launching the Carolina Votes campaign to give you all the tools you need to participate in our democracy in a safe and timely manner.
Linked here, you will find:
1. A calendar of events to help you remember key dates, which can be uploaded to your favorite calendar app (including Google Calendars and Microsoft Outlook).
2. A voter registration application, which can be downloaded, printed, and mailed to your County Board of Elections.
3. An absentee ballot request form, which can also be downloaded, printed, and mailed to your County Board of Elections.
Please note that we have suggested deadlines for mailing registration, absentee request forms, and absentee ballots to ensure an adequate amount of time for the USPS to deliver these documents to your county Board of Elections. Nevertheless, the most certain way for your absentee ballot to be counted is to drop it off yourself at your county’s Board of Elections office. Alternatively, the North Carolina State Board of Elections has an online absentee ballot request portal so you can request your absentee ballot completely online: https://votebymail.ncsbe.gov/app/home.
You can conveniently check your voter registration status using the voter search tool found at: https://vt.ncsbe.gov/RegLkup/. We strongly encourage you to fulfill your civic duty this fall and will be sending out reminders as Election Day approaches. If you have more questions about voting this fall, please refer to your county Board of Elections.
GPSF Civic Engagement Team
Kate Brandt (Geography), Director of State Relations
Molly Gaskin (Public Administration), Director of Local Relations
Cody J. Love (History), Deputy Director of Federal Relations
Carlos Patiño Descovich (Cell Biology and Physiology), Director of Federal Relations