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Voting absentee in the Carolinas? Here is how to request and return your ballot.

USPS recommends absentee voters should mail ballots a full week before the due date, or there are no guarantees it’ll arrive on time. But there are other options.

Emma Korynta

AP

As the United States Postal Service faces questions on how it can handle an influx of voting by mail in the upcoming election, many voters are debating how to cast their ballots during the pandemic. 

USPS recommends that absentee voters should be mailing their ballots a full week before the due date, or there are no guarantees it’ll arrive on time.

Elections officials want voters to know that voting absentee doesn't require you to mail in your ballot, though. Voters can drop their ballots off in person. 

So here's what you need to know for absentee voting in the Carolinas: