Buncombe County Voting
Buncombe Democrats are organized, excited, and ready to vote to take our state back in 2018. You’ll find information about when and how to vote (early, absentee, and election day) and learn about how to register to vote by scrolling down on this page.
Need information about candidates? Visit our candidates page to learn more about who will be on your ballot!
Early voting begins on April 19! Voting early is the best way to make sure life doesn’t come between you and the ballot box. When you vote early, you can:
- Plan when you to vote around your schedule
- Choose between multiple county-wide sites, no matter where you live
- Vote on the weekend – yes, even Sunday!
- Register to vote and cast your ballot on the same day
For the May 8th primary, early voting runs from April 19 – May 5. View all the sites and times by clicking here.
Any registered voter in North Carolina can vote through the mail by using an Absentee Ballot. You don’t need to provide any reason when voting absentee, but you do need to fill out an Absentee Ballot Request Form. This form must be returned to the Buncombe County Board of Elections by 5:00pm the Tuesday before the election.
Once you receive your ballot in the mail, follow the instructions to complete it and mail the ballot back in.
For more information about voting absentee in Buncombe, read this article from the Board of Elections.
All 80 polling locations in Buncombe County will be open on May 8th for the primary election.
You must vote at your assigned precinct on election day – click here to look up your location!
You must be registered at your current address to cast a ballot in North Carolina.
To register to vote in North Carolina, you must meet all of the following qualifications:
- Must be a citizen of the United States.
- Must live in the county of their registration, and have resided there for at least 30 days prior to the date of the election.
- Must be at least 18 years old. A prospective voter can submit a registration form up to two years before their 18th birthday, if and only if they will be 18 at the time of the next general election.
- Must not be serving a sentence for a felony conviction (including probation or parole). If a prospective voter has previously been convicted of a felony, their citizenship rights must be restored. For more information on voting rights for those in the North Carolina criminal justice system, click here.