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To apply for an absentee ballot by mail, send a NC State Absentee Ballot Request Form toWilkes County Board of Elections110 North StreetWilkesboro, NC 28697The form can be mailed, emailed, faxed or brought in person to our office by the voter, near relative or verifiable legal guardian.
Upon receipt of your request, the county board of elections will send you an absentee ballot and instructions for completing the ballot. You must submit your request no later than the Tuesday prior to Election Day. The request may be made by the voter, a near relative or verifiable legal guardian. Download the NC Absentee Ballot Request Form on the Absentee/One Stop section of website.
You can register at the Board of Elections office located at 110 North St. Wilkesboro. The office is open from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday. You can also register at the DMV if you are renewing your driver’s license. DMV customers may register to vote through the DMV website, a DMV transactions is not required. The Employment Security Commission, Wilkes Public Library, and certain other public agencies also have the forms available. The form is available under the Voter Information tab. The form must be printed, filled out then mailed or returned in person to our office. A registration form must be postmarked or delivered to the Board of Elections office no later that 25 days before an election in order to be valid for that election.
Voters who appear on Election Day in the correct county but in the incorrect precinct may cast a provisional ballot, which will be counted for all contests in which the voter was eligible to participate.
You are eligible, based on current laws, to vote in either party primary (only those who are open to Unaffiliated voters) or to choose a Non-Partisan ballot. You must declare which ballot you desire when you go to vote. This does not change your registered party.
Pursuant to NCGS 163-82.14(b), the only time a person is authorized to cancel the registration of another person is when the voter is near relative cancelling the registration of a deceased family member. The Deceased Voter Removal Form must be completed by a near relative and returned to the Wilkes Board of Elections to remove your relative from our voter registration records. Deceased Voter Removal Form