Absentee Voting By Mail

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.

All by-mail civilian absentee ballot requests must be submitted on the State Absentee Ballot Request form and must have an actual signature.   Please read the instructions on the form carefully. Your request must be mailed or hand delivered to our office. We are currently accepting requests for absentee ballots for the November 3, 2020 General Election and encourage you to mail your request early.    

     ***Please note you may no longer email or fax this form to us.***

Absentee Ballot Request Form

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 two options:

  • In person:
    208 S Cameron Street
    Hillsborough NC 27278
  • By Mail:
    P.O. Box 220
    Hillsborough, NC 27278
  • Absentee Ballot Request forms may NO LONGER BE EMAILED OR FAXED.


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