Early voting begins today for local municipal elections, including the Asheville City Council and mayoral races. Photo by Caitlin Byrd.
Early voting began yesterday with its highest turnout yet, as 6,512 people showed up to cast their ballots at 18 locations around Buncombe County. (photo by Bill Rhodes)
A citizen votes. Always.
Early voting declined slightly from the last Asheville City Council primary, according to figures from the Buncombe County Board of Elections. This year, 1,171 citizens cast their ballots early. In the last primary, in 2009, 1,229 people voted early.
In Buncombe County, 35,246 voters cast their early ballots, and most were Democrat and white, with an average age of 59, according to data gathered by the Civitas Institute’s Carolina Transparency Project. In nearby Henderson County, the average age was 64, and most early voters were Republican. Read more…
photo by Margaret Williams