North Carolina Absentee Ballot Collection Law

August 10, 2020

In 2019, North Carolina passed a voting law that, among other things, requires that absentee ballot request forms be completed and returned only by the voter, their near relative/guardian, or a member of a county-board authorized multi-partisan team. These provisions not only deny voters valuable assistance in obtaining absentee ballots to facilitate their political participation, but also infringe on the core political speech and associational activities of organizations and citizens working to increase voter turnout.