OCCHD health inspector Jacob Custer takes the temperature of food at a restaurant in Midwest City, Thursday, July 26, 2012. Photo By David McDaniel/The Oklahoman

Election Reminder

Early voting will run from Wednesday, October 17, through Saturday, November 3, 2018. There will be no early voting October 27-28.

Early Voting Sites

Hours are Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday & Sunday from 12 noon to 5 p.m.

  • Asheville Mall – 3 S. Tunnel Rd, Asheville, NC 28805
  • Black Mountain Library – 105 N. Dougherty St, Black Mountain, NC 28711
  • Buncombe County Permits & Inspections – 30 Valley St, Asheville, NC 28801
  • Enka-Candler Library – 1404 Sandhill Rd, Candler, NC 28715
  • Fairview Library – 1 Taylor Rd, Fairview, NC 28730
  • Leicester Library – 1561 Alexander Rd, Leicester, NC 28748
  • North Asheville Library – 1030 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804
  • South Buncombe Library – 260 Overlook Rd, Asheville, NC 28803
  • West Asheville Library – 942 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806
  • Weaverville Town Hall – 30 South Main St, Weaverville, NC 28787
  • Wesley Grant Southside Center – 285 Livingston St, Asheville, NC 28801

Are you registered?

Do you know if you’re registered to vote? You can find out through North Carolina’s State Board of Elections voter search tool.

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 general election.
  • Be a resident of North Carolina, Buncombe County, and your precinct 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 meet the above qualifications, download the North Carolina Voter Registration Application to register and mail it to Buncombe County Election Services, PO Box 7468, Asheville, NC 28802, or register in person at 77 McDowell St., Asheville, NC 28801.

If you missed the registration by mail deadline you can also Same-Day Register during early voting at any of the sites across Buncombe County from Oct. 17-Nov. 3. 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

Anyone can vote absentee! If you, or someone you know, would like to receive their ballot in the mail, complete a North Carolina Absentee Ballot Request Form and return it one of the following four ways:

  • Mail it to: PO Box 7468, Asheville, NC 28802.
  • Scan and email it to: absenteeballot.request@buncombecounty.org.
  • Fax it to: (828) 250-6262.
  • Hand-deliver it to the Buncombe County Board of Elections at 77 McDowell St, Asheville NC 28801.

Once your NC Absentee Ballot Request Form has been received an absentee ballot will be sent out. The deadline for requests is Oct. 30. Absentee ballots must be postmarked on or before Nov. 6, 2018 and received by Friday, Nov. 9, at 5 p.m.

Sign up for election reminders. Text BCVOTE to 888-777.

For more information call (828) 250-4200 or visit buncombecounty.org/vote, or www.ncsbe.gov


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