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From Registration to Early Voting to Election Day: What You Need to Know About the Municipal Election


Are you registered?

The upcoming Municipal elections on Tuesday, Nov. 5. will be for residents of the following municipalities:

  • Town of Weaverville
  • Town of Woodfin
  • Woodfin Water and Sewer District

Will your voice be heard? You have until Oct. 11, 5 p.m. to register to vote, or you can take advantage of Same-Day Registration during Early Voting.

Important things to know for the Nov. 5 municipal election:

  • Voter ID is not required to vote in 2019
  • The following municipalities do not have elections this year: The City of Asheville, Town of Black Mountain, Town of Biltmore Forest, and Town of Montreat.

First things first: Do you know if you’re registered to vote? You can find out through North Carolina’s State Board of Elections voter search tool. If you are not registered, to be eligible to vote you must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen.
  • Be at least 18 years old, or turn 18 by the date of the election.
  • Be a resident of North Carolina, Buncombe County, and the municipality for at least 30 days prior to the election.
  • If applicable, cancel any previous registration in another NC county or state.
  • Not currently serving a sentence for a felony conviction, including probation or parole. If you have previously completed a sentence for a felony conviction you will need to have had your citizenship rights restored in order to register to vote. You can find information about that process by reading a copy of the North Carolina Voting Rights Guide.

If you meet the above qualifications, download the North Carolina Voter Registration Application to register and mail it to Buncombe County Election Services P.O. Box 7468, Asheville, NC 28802 or stop by and register in person at our office, 77 McDowell St, Asheville NC 28801.

If you missed the registration by mail deadline you can also Same-Day Register during Early Voting from Oct.16-Nov. 1. You will need to provide proof of eligibility and residence by providing one of the following with your current name and address:

  • North Carolina driver’s license.
  • Government issued photo ID.
  • Current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document showing your name and current address.
  • Current college or university photo ID along with proof of campus residency.

Absentee ballots

It’s time to start planning ahead if you want an absentee ballot for this year’s municpal election on Nov. 5. 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.

A voter or their near relative may request an absentee ballot. You must complete a North Carolina Absentee Ballot Request Form and return it one of the following four ways:

Absentee Deadlines

We will be begin mailing Absentee ballots on Oct. 4. The deadline to request a ballot is Oct. 29 at 5 p.m. When returning your Absentee ballot by mail, keep in mind it must be postmarked on or before Nov. 5, 2019 and received no later than Friday, Nov. 8 at 5 p.m. For more information about absentee voting visit the North Carolina Board of Elections website.

UOCAVA – Military & Overseas Voters

There is a special form for active duty military, their family members, and U.S. citizens living abroad:

You will need to go to FVAP.gov and follow the absentee ballot instructions to receive an absentee ballot. If you have questions about that process you can call us at (828) 250-4222.

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 in the list then scroll through to see your jurisdictions, Election Day polling place, and sample ballot. (Please note that your name and sample ballot will appear as a link. Click on the link to open for more information or to view your sample ballot.)

Early voting

Early Voting will run from Oct. 16- Nov.1. Please check the below graphic, calendar link for times, and Early Voting locations. Please note, there is no Early Voting on Saturday, Oct. 19; Sunday, Oct. 20; and Sunday, Oct. 27.

Early Voting Locations:

  • Election Services Office
    77 McDowell St., Asheville, 28801
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  • Weaverville Town Hall - Note: This site will only be open Saturday, Oct. 26
    30 South Main St., Weaverville, 28787
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To see a complete schedule of Early Voting dates and sites, click here.

Locate & Contact

Contact

Election Services
P: (828) 250-4200
F: (828) 250-6262

Election Services
77 McDowell Street
Asheville, NC 28801

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Mailing Address

Election Services
PO Box 7468
Asheville, NC 28802-7468

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