Today I received a Absentee Ballot application from the Center of Voter Information. It appears legit.
- It contained a ballot request form that matches the one on the North Carolina State Board of Elections site.
- The form was NOT prefilled in, apparently as required by law.
- The form was accompanied by an envelope with a postage paid envelope addressed to the Wake County Board of Elections.
- The address on the envelope matches the address on the North Carolina State Board of Elections site. Apparently, this was not the case for Fairfax County, Virginia this year.
I've reproduced the contents of the cover letter below:
I am writing to let you know that you are eligible to vote absentee in upcoming elections. In North Carolina, you don't need an excuse to vote absentee. I have sent you the enclosed absentee ballot application to make requesting a ballot easy.
Voting by mail is EASY. Just sign, date, and complete the application. Drop it in the mail and you will receive a ballot from your county board of elections which you can complete and return without ever leaving your home. No waiting in line.
Voting by mail keeps you healthy and safe. The best way to protect yourself, your family, and your whole community during this time is to vote by mail.
You can even research the candidates as you vote.
65.5% of voters in North Carolina cast their ballots before Election Day in the 2016 election. Join them in 2020 by returning this application to vote by mail.
Your privacy is protected. If you use the enclosed envelope with pre-paid postage, your application will be delivered directly to your county board of elections.
Center for Voter Information
P.S. Please take a minute to complete the form, sign and date it, and place the form in the pre-addressed postage-paid envelope. Thank you.