Vote in the North Carolina Midterm Elections – November 8, 2022

NORTH CAROLINA IS HOLDING CRUCIAL MIDTERM ELECTIONS – MAKE SURE YOUR VOICE IS HEARD!

What elections are there in North Carolina? What am I voting for?

Voting has never been more important and your vote is crucial! 

North Carolina will hold its midterm elections for US Representatives and US Senators as well as for your state representatives and state senators.

All North Carolina overseas voters can vote in these important elections!

It’s vital to vote for Democrats in North Carolina! North Carolina is always a significant battleground, especially this year with an open US Senate seat. Cheri Beasley is in a tight race and with your votes, she can flip this seat and increase the Democratic majority in the Senate. 

And please vote in ALL the races on your ballot – North Carolina state elections are hugely important! State governments are responsible for voting and also for state policies on abortion and reproductive rights, climate change, education, and so many other issues that affect us no matter where we are in the world. 

Electing Democrats will be crucial to ensuring the 2024 elections are fair, open, and inclusive. State elections can hinge on just a few votes – your vote matters!

Want to join the Democrats Abroad North Carolina State Team? If you’d like more info on DA’s efforts for North Carolina, write to: [email protected] or click here.


1) Register to Vote and Request Your Ballot Today

It's easy to request your ballot – and your ballot request covers all elections in 2022, including any possible runoffs or special elections.

If you haven’t requested your ballot yet for 2022, you MUST send in an FPCA to receive your ballot, even if you are already registered to vote.

Go to www.votefromabroad.org and follow the prompts to fill out the form to request your ballot, the Federal Post Card Application form (FPCA). (If needed, it will also serve as voter registration.) To ensure you receive your ballot in time, please check the box on the FPCA to have your blank ballot sent to you by “Email/Online” or “Fax.”

You can send in your FPCA to your local election office in North Carolina by email (recommended) or fax or mail. 

Your FPCA must be received by November 7, 2022, at 7 pm North Carolina time.

Special – North Carolina’s online portal for overseas voters:
You may also submit your voter registration and ballot request online using the North Carolina portal for overseas voters: https://votebymail.ncsbe.gov/app/uocava

You can check your voter registration status online using: https://vt.ncsbe.gov/RegLkup
You may need to use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to connect to this website from outside the US. For more information about how to use a VPN, please
click here.


2) When You Get Your Ballot, Fill It Out and Send It Back Right Away 

Ballots will start going out on September 24, 2022. If you asked for your ballot by email, be sure to check your spam folder and any secondary inboxes.

When you get your ballot, fill it out and send it back right away. You can return your ballot by email or online upload (recommended) or fax or mail.

If you return your ballot by email, fax, or online upload, it must be received by November 8, at 7:30 pm North Carolina time. 

If you return your ballot by mail, it must be postmarked by November 8 AND received in North Carolina by November 17, at 5 pm North Carolina time.

For ideas on how to mail your ballot back by the deadline, please click here.

And to contact DA volunteers in the country you're living in now for specific ideas for mailing back your ballot, please click here to go to the DA page for your country.


3) Confirm That Your Ballot Was Accepted and Counted

After you send in your ballot, make sure your vote is counted!

You can check your ballot status online using: https://vt.ncsbe.gov/RegLkup

You may need to use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to connect to this website from outside the US. For more information about how to use a VPN, please click here.

Or, you can email or call your local election office directly. You can find the contact information at: www.votefromabroad.org/states/NC; scroll down to "Find Your Election Office."

If there is a problem with your ballot, you may be able to fix it – the earlier you send it in, the more time you’ll have. 


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Want to join the Democrats Abroad North Carolina State Team?
Write to:  [email protected] or click here.