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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:
One method is Absentee by One-Stop (no excuse, early voting), which has been available in county Board of Elections offices for years. The one-stop voting process permits qualified voters to vote absentee (early) in person at the county Board of Elections or other absentee voting locations in the county. Voting by Absentee One-Stop no longer requires an excuse. One-stop voting begins on the 2nd Thursday before election day. The last day to vote One-Stop is the Saturday before the election. When the voter presents him/herself to vote, the voter must state his or her name, residence address and complete the application to vote absentee, then the voter will receive his/her ballot. You may also vote absentee by mail, view details on how to vote by mail by visiting the
A Provisional ballot is a voted ballot, which is preserved and protected in a certification envelope until the voter's qualifications are determined. If the voter is determined qualified, the ballot is counted on Canvas Day. If the voter is determined not eligible, the ballot envelope remains sealed. The intent of fail-safe voting (provisional ballots) is such that those who are eligible to vote are allowed to do so, without disturbing the integrity of the elections. It also protects the integrity of the elections by not counting the provisional ballots of those persons not qualified to vote. The Provisional Ballot includes updated registration information on the voter, allows voter to cast ballot, and intends to preserve the integrity of the election. It gives the county board of elections time to verify registration to see if there is substantial evidence within the office or through contact with the registering agency that the voter did indeed make application to register. The qualified registered votes will have their ballots counted on Canvas day.