November 6 seems so far away, but it's not too early to request a mail-in absentee ballot if you or someone in your family will need one. Absentee ballots will start going out from county Boards of Election (BoE) in early September!
You can download a request for an absentee ballot from the NC BoE website or your county BoE website; find yours here. You can request an absentee ballot on behalf of a "near-relative," which means a spouse, brother, sister, parent, grandparent, child, grandchild, mother-in-law, father-in-law, daughter-in-law, son-in-law, stepparent, or stepchild.
Find complete information about and instructions for requesting an absentee ballot here. Completed mail-in absentee ballot requests must be received by your county BoE by 5pm on October 30.
While you're thinking about whether you need an absentee ballot, why not double-check your voter registration? AND make a mental note to complete the ENTIRE ballot - it will be long, with crucial judicial elections and constitutional amendments at the END (NC Supreme Court candidate, Anita Earls, will be at the very bottom).
Whether you vote with an absentee ballot, during early voting, or on November 6, the most important thing is that you (and all your eligible friends and family) VOTE!