After hearing feedback from the public on its Early Voting Plan around locations and weekend hours, Buncombe County Election Services has finalized 12 in-person early voting sites.
Early Voting Locations:
- Black Mountain Library – 105 N. Dougherty St., Black Mountain 28711
- Elections Warehouse – 50 Coxe Ave., Asheville 28801
- East Asheville Library – 3 Avon Road, Asheville 28805
- Enka-Candler Library – 1404 Sand Hill Road, Candler 28715
- Fairview Library – 1 Taylor Road, Fairview 28730
- Friendship Community Center – 142 Shiloh Road, Asheville 28803
- Leicester Community Center – 2979 New Leicester Highway, Leicester 28748
- North Asheville Library – 1030 Merrimon Ave., Asheville 28804
- South Buncombe Library – 260 Overlook Road, Asheville 28803
- Weaverville Community Center – 60 Lakeshore Drive, Weaverville 28787
- Wesley Grant Southside Center – 285 Livingston St., Asheville 28801
- West Asheville Library – 942 Haywood Road, Asheville 28806
North Carolina’s in-person early voting period begins Thursday, Oct. 20, and ends at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5. See the attachment for dates, times, and locations in English, Spanish, and Russian.
Check Out the Wait Map before you head out for Early Voting
During scheduled Early Voting, Buncombe County offers a tool that tells you in real time how many voters are in line at each location. The wait map will only be available during Early Voting. Check it out here before you head out the door.
The General Election is Tuesday, Nov. 8 – here’s what you need to know
Absentee by mail
Voters may request absentee ballots any time through Nov. 1. Requested absentee ballots will begin going out in the mail on Friday, Sept. 9 and must be returned by Tuesday, Nov. 8 at 5 p.m. in person or Nov. 14 by mail (postmarked by Nov. 8). Request an absentee ballot at www.buncombecounty.org/vote.
The deadline to register or change party affiliation for the midterm election is Friday, Oct. 14. Same-day registration will be available at in-person early voting locations. National Voter Registration Day is Tuesday, Sept. 20. Election Services Director Corinne Duncan will join the NC Trusted Elections Town Hall at A-B Tech’s Ferguson Auditorium, 6:30 p.m.
I Voted Sticker Contest
We’re extending the deadline for our I Voted sticker contest to Friday, Sept. 9, and the contest is now open to all Buncombe residents under age 18. Read more here.
Are you interested in earning money while helping support the democratic process? Being a poll worker is a rewarding way to help our community while supplementing your income. If this sound interesting, click here to learn more about the perks of working the polls, eligibility requirements, pay scales, and more.
Elections Q&A Sept. 29 at East Asheville Library
The Buncombe County Board of Elections, Election Services, and Buncombe County Public Libraries are teaming up to offer free Voting Q&A sessions.
- Thursday, Sept. 29 – 5 p.m. at the East Asheville Public Library, 3 Avon Road, Asheville
- Tuesday, Oct. 4 – 5 p.m. at the Leicester Library, 1561 Alexander Road, Leicester
- Thursday, Oct. 6 – 5 p.m. at the Skyland/South Buncombe Library, 260 Overlook Road, Asheville
If you have questions about the voting process, we have answers. How can I find my polling place? What's the difference between a primary and a general election? How do I find a sample ballot? Do I need an ID to vote? Get answers to these questions and more. Learn about how elections work, how to exercise your right to vote, and tips to make the process faster and easier. Add the event to your calendar and get updates here.
For more information about voting in Buncombe County, go to www.buncombecounty.org/vote.