One method is Absentee by One-Stop/Early Voting. This method allows any registered voter to cast an absentee ballot in person on select days prior to Election Day. Unlike on Election Day, when registered voters can only vote at their specific precinct, one- stop voting allows registered voters to vote at any one-stop absentee voting site in the county. One-stop sites will have all the ballot styles for a given election at each site. When you present to vote at a one-stop site, you may change your name or address, if it needs to be updated.
A second method is requesting a mail-in absentee ballot. Any Rowan County registered voter who is qualified to vote in an election may request and receive a mail-in absentee ballot for any election in which absentee voting is allowed. No special circumstance or reason is needed to receive and vote a mail-in absentee ballot.
To find out more about Absentee Voting visit the North Carolina State Board of Election website or the Absentee Voting by Mail page.
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You will be assigned a voting place within the precinct where you live. A precinct will be assigned by our office when you register or change address and you will be notified by mail. You will receive a voter registration card if you are a new voter or have made changes. The voter card will indicate the name and location of your voting place. You may contact the Elections Office for the location of your voting place by calling 704-216-8140.
You may register to vote in Rowan County if you are:
Download the NC Voter Registration Application (PDF).
View the Board of Elections page.
Inactive voters are those voters who do not have a verifiable resident address, as we have had numerous mailings returned to our office marked undeliverable. It could also be that the voter has chosen not to vote in the last election.The "Inactive" voters, if eligible, are still allowed to vote but will need to change or confirm their address. We need to make sure we have voter assigned to the correct voting district and return the voter to active status.
View the complete listing of the Board of Elections on the staff page.
Discover the members and additional information by visiting the Board of Elections Board page.
Provisional voting is a mechanism by which a citizen is guaranteed the opportunity to cast a ballot in the event that such questions have been raised. In that case, the citizen is permitted to cast a provisional ballot, which is held aside pending research into the issue to be resolved. Findings are presented to the county board members, who make final determinations. Election results are not finalized until all provisional ballots that are eligible have been included in the total count.
Provisional voting is fail-safe voting. State law mandates that each person who presents to vote be given that opportunity, whether by regular or provisional ballot. In no circumstance will a voter be turned away.
To find out more about Provisional Voting visit the North Carolina State Board of Election webpage.