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Buncombe County Board of Elections Certifies Results of Republican Second Primary Election

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In accordance with NCGS § 163-182.5, the Buncombe County Board of Elections met today to complete the certification of votes cast in the May 14 Republican Second Primary. Canvass is the official process of determining whether the votes have been counted and tabulated correctly, resulting in the authentication of the official election results. 

During this time, elections officials count absentee ballots that came in before the deadline and research provisional ballots. These votes are added to the unofficial results that were released on Election night.  A sample audit was completed on Monday, May 20. Those findings were presented. The sample audit count is required by state law and helps ensure the reliability of election results tabulated by machine. A review of provisional ballots and supplemental absentee ballots was completed during the pre-canvass meeting on May 23.

In today’s public meeting, the County Board of Elections examined the returns from Election Day precincts, early voting, absentee by mail, and provisional voting to conduct the canvass. One voter challenge was presented and upheld.  Audits across all voting types were inspected. The Board voted to certify the election results at 11: 46 a.m. Find the official results at These results will be submitted to the State Board of Elections who will compile statewide results and certify those on June 4.

In case you missed it

Election Services is hosting its 2024 'I Voted' Sticker Contest.? Any Buncombe County artist up to age 18 is invited to submit a sticker design by July 12.? Visit to download a template, directions, and lesson plans.

General Election

The 2024 Presidential election will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 5. Early voting will begin on Oct. 17, see the approved early voting implementation plan here.  

The next meeting of the Buncombe County Board of Elections will take place on July 9 at 3:30 p.m., at the Election Services office, 59 Woodfin Place, Asheville. Follow the Board of Elections and their meetings at

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Updated May 24, 2024 03:12 PM
Published May 24, 2024 12:00 PM

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