CHAPTER 16 – multipartisan assistance teams



(a)  Each County Board of Elections shall assemble and provide training to a Multipartisan Assistance Team ("Team") to respond to requests for voter assistance for any primary, general election, referendum, or special election.

(b)  For every primary or election listed in Paragraph (a) of this Rule, the Team shall be made available in each county to assist patients and residents in every covered facility in that county in requesting or casting absentee ballots as provided by Subchapter VII of Chapter 163 of the General Statutes. For the purposes of this Rule, a "covered facility" is any hospital, clinic, nursing home, or rest home that provides residential healthcare in the State that is licensed or operated pursuant to Chapter 122C, Chapter 131D, or Chapter 131E of the General Statutes; or by the federal government or an Indian tribe.

(c)  The Team may assist voters in requesting mail-in absentee ballots, serve as witnesses to mail-in absentee voting, and otherwise assist in the process of mail-in absentee voting as provided by Subchapter VII of Chapter 163 of the General Statutes. Upon the voter's request, the Team shall assist voters who have affirmatively communicated, either verbally or nonverbally, a request for assistance.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 163-226.3(a)(4); S.L. 2013-381, s. 4.6(b);

Temporary Adoption Eff. January 1, 2014;

Eff. October 1, 2014.