• By Michelle Bobadilla
  • Posted Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Absentee Ballot Return Deadline for 2022 General Election

PER NUMBERED MEMO 2022-09
State Law Provides that absentee ballots must be either:

*Received by 5 p.m. on Election Day; or
*Postmarked by Election Day and received no later than 5 p.m. three days after the election;
- In 2022, the deadline for receipt of postmarked absentee ballots falls on Friday, November 11, Veterans Day, a state and federal holiday. When a deadline for doing an act to be performed in a public office falls on a weekend or holiday, the deadline moves to the next day the public office is open. Accordingly when the deadline for the return of postmarked absentee ballots falls on a holiday, the deadline moves to the next business day, pursuant to G.S. ยง 103-5(a).

*****Therefore, in 2022, the deadline for receipt of absentee ballots that are postmarked by Election Day is Monday, November 14th.