Absentee Ballot:

How to request , vote, and return your Ballot.

1. Request an Absentee Ballot (obtain Request Form from the Board of Elections)

2. Vote

3. Return (to the BOE, Early Voting Elections sites or mail-in to the BOE) your Absentee Ballot

Early Voting Period (in person) dates are October 15ththrough October 31st, 2020.   

1. Accessibility: Marked curbside assistance provided to disabled

2. Dates/Hours:


Weekdays, 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

October 15-16 October 19-23

October 26-30


Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

October 17

October 24


Saturday (last), 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

October 31


Sundays,1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

October 18

October 25

BOE Early Voting Locations Sites:    

County Government Center, 2ndFloor, 201 N. Chestnut St., W-S

Brown & Douglas Community Center, 4725 Indiana Ave., W-S

Clemmons Branch Library, 3554 Clemmons Road, Clemmons

Harper Hill Commons Shopping Center, 150 Grant Hill Lane, W-S

Library, Paddison Memorial Branch, 248 Harmon Lane, Kernersville

Library, Lewisville Branch, 6490 Shallowford Road, Lewisville

Mazie Woodruff Center, 4905 Lansing Drive, W-S

Miller Park Recreation Center, 400 Leisure Lane, W-S

Old Town Recreation Center, 4550 Shattalon Dr., W-S

Library, Rural Hall Branch, 7125 Broad St., Rural Hall

Sedge Garden Recreation Center, 401 Robbins Road, W-S

Library, Southside Branch, 3185 Buchanan St., W-S

Sprague Street Recreation Center, 1350 E. Sprague St., W-S

Library, Walkertown Branch, 2969 Main St., Walkertown

Winston First Assembly of God, 3730 University Parkway, W-S

Winston Lake Family YMCA, 901 Waterworks Road, W-S

WSSU Anderson Center, 1545 Reynolds Park Road, W-S

ELECTION DAY VOTING (in person) is Tuesday, November 3, 2020

1. In person at your assigned polling location

2. Hours:  6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.



1. Request Ballot by no later than - earlier is better - October 27, 2020. Voters may be assisted to  request, complete, and return the Request Form as follows:


(a) By a voter’s near relative (a spouse, brother, sister, parent, child, grandparent, grandchild, mother-in-law, father-in-law, daughter-in-law, son-in-law, stepparent, stepchild); or

(b) A verifiable legal guardian, or

(c) An authorized Board of Elections Multi-partisan Assistance Team (“MAT”) member. Contact the Board of Elections for assistance from an authorized MAT member.  


Exceptions: The voter is not limited in seeking assistance if the individual cannot complete the Request Form due to blindness, disability, or an inability to read or write and  no legal guardian or near relative is available. No Power of Attorney assistance is allowed unless it is a near relative. 


2. Return Absentee Ballot Request Form: in person, by mail (U.S. Postal  Service, DHL, FedEx, or UPS); fax (336-727-2893) or to the BOE or by email.


3. Vote:  Follow the instructions provided with Ballot. For example, a voter’s assistant must sign and date a Certificate. A witness’s Certification is required (not permitted if individual is connected to a facility where the voter is a resident or is being medically treated). An Absentee Application must also be completed.


4. Return Ballot either:


(a) during the early voting period to the Board of Elections or an open early voting site; or (b) any time by no later than 5 p.m. on Election Day, November 3, 2020 to the Board of Elections by  mail or in person (by the voter or the voter’s near relative).


Written Absentee Ballot questions may be submitted by email.


Eligible citizens may register:


(1) At the Board of Elections by an in-person delivery of the form, or on line, or by mail

postmarked by no later than 5 p.m. 10/9/20; or

(2) At NC DMV offices (with NC license or ID); or

(3) During the early voting period in person (same day, same site).


Requirements: Voters must complete a form attesting to eligibility (U.S. citizen, restoration of rights after a felony, 18 years of age, County resident by October 4, 2020, proof of residency by presenting any one of a NC license or other photo identification issued by government entity; current utility bill, bank statement, or other government document with name and address; current college/university photo ID with proof of campus habitation).


EMPLOYMENT (Poll Workers, Precinct Officials)


Qualifications, Compensation



Contact this office to update voter registration, obtain a sample ballot, obtain college student voter instructions, remove a deceased relative from registration, submit an Absentee Ballot Request Form and the completed Absentee Ballot; and obtain answers to any other questions.  


Web Site: https://www.forsyth.cc/Elections


Physical Address:

Forsyth County Government Center, 2ndFloor

201 North Chestnut Street, W-S  27101


Phone:  336-703-2800

Fax: 336-727-2893

Email: fcvotes@forsyth.cc





State Board of Elections


Federal Election Commission


U.S. Election Assistance Commission





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