Absentee Voting By Mail

Received your absentee ballot? Bring it by our office NOW at 208 S Cameron St, Hillsborough! Weather permitting, we will have a tent outside for staff to accept returned absentee ballots. On gloomy and rainy days, please come inside and staff will assist you in our hallway.
Through early voting (October 15-31), our office is open:
Monday-Friday, 8am-7:30pm
Saturdays, 8am-3pm
Sundays, 12pm-5pm


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Orange County offers absentee voting by mail to all registered Orange County voters who wish to vote by mail rather than at a one-stop early voting site or on Election Day.

Registered voters may request a ballot through the:
Online Absentee Request Portal

Outside of the absentee request portal, by-mail civilian absentee ballot requests must be submitted on the State Absentee Ballot Request form and must be signed by the voter or a near relative who is making a request on behalf of a voter. Please read the instructions on the form carefully. Your request may be mailed (PO Box 220, Hillsborough 27278), emailed (vote@orangecountync.gov), faxed (919-644-3318) or hand delivered to our office (208 S Cameron St. Hillsborough 27278). We are currently accepting requests for absentee ballots for the November 3, 2020 General Election and encourage you to send your request early.   

Absentee Ballot Request Form

Voters who receive a mailed absentee ballot may still vote in person on Election Day or during early voting as long as the mailed absentee ballot was not returned.

Absentee Request Process PDF

Formulario de Solicitud para la Boleta del Voto en Ausencia  

Uniformed & Overseas Citizens

For rules and procedures regarding military and overseas voters, please go to the Federal Voting Assistance Program website.

Early Voting

Interested in voting at an early voting site in Orange County? Please visit our Early Voting page.

  1. General
  2. Eligibility
  3. Availability
  4. Deadlines

Submitting an Absentee Ballot Request

Submit an Absentee Ballot Request using one of the following options:

  • In person:
    208 S Cameron Street
    Hillsborough NC 27278
  • By Mail:
    P.O. Box 220
    Hillsborough, NC 27278
  • By Email: vote@orangecountync.gov
  • By Fax: 919-644-3318


A voter must submit a separate request for each election. Please see information on illness or disability for exception.