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Voting in the June 23 Second Primary Election: What You Need to Know

 

The upcoming Second Primary Election is on Tuesday, June 23. Buncombe County Election Services wants to make sure you have all the information you need. Below is information about Early Voting, absentee ballots, finding out if you’re registered, sample ballots, and more. If you have additional questions, contact Election Services at (828) 250-4200.

Eligible voters include:

  • Registered Republicans
  • Unaffiliated voters that voted Republican in March
  • Unaffiliated voters that did not vote in March

Find out if you’re registered:

You must have been registered by Feb. 7, 2020, or registered during the early voting period (Feb. 12-29) to be eligible to vote in the Second Primary Election. There is no same-day registration during Early Voting for this election. Photo ID is not required to vote. Do you know if you’re registered to vote? You can find out through North Carolina’s State Board of Elections voter search tool.

Preview sample ballots:

Sample ballots can be downloaded using the Voter Search Tool provided by the North Carolina State Board of Elections. On the Voter Search Tool page, enter your information, click on your name, then scroll through to see your jurisdictions, polling place, and sample ballot.

Three ways to vote:

Early Voting

For the Second Primary Election, early voting will run from June 4-20. During this election there is no same-day registration.  Click here for a complete Early Voting schedule with dates and times.

Early Voting Location (click the location name for a map):

Election Services Warehouse - 50 Coxe Ave., Asheville 28801

Wait map

During scheduled Early Voting times we offer a wait map. In real time, it tells you how many voters are in line at our location. The wait map will only be available during Early Voting. Make the most of your visit by checking out the wait map before you head out the door.

Absentee By-Mail

Anyone can vote with an absentee ballot. If you, or someone you know, would like to receive their ballot in the mail, here is the information you need. There are two steps, requesting and returning.

Requesting:

Anyone wishing to request an absentee ballot may do so for any reason as long as they complete a 2020 State Absentee Ballot Request Form and return it one of the following ways (may not be faxed or emailed):

  • Mail it to: P.O. Box 7468, Asheville, NC 28802.
  • Hand deliver* it to the dropbox located in the entry way of our office at 77 McDowell St., Asheville, 28801. *Hand delivery is permitted only by the voter or a near relative.

Special Note: Military and overseas voters may email to elections@buncombecounty.org or fax (828) 250-6262 a signed copy of this form.

Absentee request forms must be received no later than Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at 5 p.m.

Returning:

Once your 2020 State Absentee Ballot Request Form has been received, an absentee ballot will be sent out. Absentee ballots must be postmarked on or before Tuesday, June 23, 2020 and received by Friday, June 26, at 5 p.m. Hand-delivered ballots must be received in our office by 5 p.m. on Tuesday June 23 (delivered by voter or near relative only).

Election Day

Where to Vote:

On Election Day, Tuesday June 23, polls are open from 6:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. As long as you are in line by 7:30 p.m., you will have the chance to vote.

One of the most common questions Election Services hears is, “Where do I vote on Election Day?” Early Voting sites are different from Election Day polling places. If you need help finding your voting location, enter your name at the Voter Search tool. You can also enter your address at discover.buncombecounty.org and click the voting icon on the left-hand side of the page.

Curbside Voting

Another feature Buncombe County Election Services offers is Curbside Voting for those who are unable to go inside due to age or disability. Just pull up to the Curbside Voting sign, and an election worker will come out and help you. Curbside voting is available during Early Voting and on Election Day at all voting locations.

If you have any additional questions, please call (828) 250-4200.