Time is running out to mail absentee-by-mail ballots in North Carolina. Kate Martin / Carolina Public Press

More than 700,000 North Carolinians have cast their absentee-by-mail ballots and thousands more are expected to return their absentee-by-mail ballots before the Nov. 3 deadline.

Time is running out for requesting ballots by mail —the deadline is Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 5 p.m. 

Ballots must be returned either in person by 5 p.m. on Election Day, or be in the mail and postmarked by Election Day. 

If you choose to vote by mail, understand your options and the process. Elections reporter Jordan Wilkie explains:

Carolina Public Press reporter Jordan Wilkie discusses rules for absentee ballots in North Carolina.

Understand your choices for by-mail voting using this tool, developed with the NC Watchdog Reporting Network, which guides you through a step-by-step process: 

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