Voting your Faith Values in 2020
The election of 2020 is the most important election in our lifetime and will determine the future of life on this earth. Make sure that your vote gets counted. The Creation Care Alliance of Western North Carolina offers this voting information to help you make the best voting choice during this pandemic. As you consider your vote you might imagine that you are offering a vote for those who are often voiceless. As you cast your one vote you might consider the needs of: 1)the most vulnerable among us; the poor, sick, and oppressed, 2) the young and future generations who will face the brunt of our current and past environmental and social sins, and 3) creation itself; the animals, trees, oceans, birds and rivers that will never get a vote but will feel the impact of our policies and practices.
You may vote in-person early (October 15 – 31) or on Election Day (November 3). Also, all voters in North Carolina are eligible to vote absentee this year.
Check your Registration OR Register to Vote
Confirm that you are registered to vote. If you are not registered or need to change your address you can do it online. The deadline to register is October 9. You can also register in-person at early voting sites.
To Request and Return an Absentee Ballot
- Request your absentee ballot.There are two ways to request your ballot:
- Complete and sign a North Carolina Absentee Ballot Request Form.
- Online through the Absentee Ballot Request Portal.
- Submit your request.If you are not using the online portal, submit your North Carolina Absentee Ballot Request Formby email, fax, mail or in person to your county board of elections. The deadline to submit a request for the November 3, 2020 general election is 5 p.m. Tuesday, October 27.
- Complete and sign your absentee ballot. Complete your absentee ballot in the presence of one witness and insert the ballot into the return envelope. Sign the outside of the ballot return envelope. Have your witness complete and sign the witness certification.
- Return your absentee ballot to your county board of elections.
- By mail to your county board of elections, postmarked on or before Election Day, and received by 5 p.m. November 6.
- Dropped off in person at your county board of elections office by 5 p.m. on Election Day (November 3)
- Dropped off in person at any early voting site in your county during voting hours