The Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) requires that the states and territories allow certain U.S. citizens to register and vote absentee in elections for Federal office. North Carolina law allows citizens covered by the UOCAVA to register and vote in state and local elections as well. These groups include:
An absentee ballot may be requested on the Federal Post Card Application Form (FPCA). Voters should apply for absentee ballots in January of each year or at least 90 days before the specific election in which they want to vote. If your mailing address changes, especially between the Primary and General Elections, you will need to send in an updated FPCA.
Visit the Federal Voting Assistance Program website for more information.