2024 Second Primary Voter Count as of 10 a.m.

Press release from Buncombe County:

Republicans and qualified unaffiliated voters are returning to the polls in Buncombe County for a second primary to determine the offices of lieutenant governor and state auditor. Polls have been open since 6:30 a.m. As of 10 a.m., 257 voters have turned out to the County’s 80 polling locations. So far, Enka-Candler Library has experienced the highest voter turnout with 19 people, and Pole Creek Baptist Church has seen 14 voters. During early voting, 262 voters took advantage of early voting, and 122 absentee ballots have been received. You can see a breakdown of how many people voted at each precinct here.

Buncombe County will also release voter count numbers after 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Polls in Buncombe County are open from 6:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. As long as you are in line by 7:30 p.m., you will have the chance to vote. You must vote at the polling place in your assigned precinct. If you need help finding your voting location, enter your name at the Voter Search Tool.

Who can Vote?
In Buncombe County for this election eligibility is as follows:
All registered Republicans
Unaffiliated voters who voted Republican in the March 5 Primary
Unaffiliated voters who did not vote in the March 5 Primary

Voter ID requirements
Voters will be asked to present a valid photo identification when voting in person. If you do not have a valid photo ID card on Election Day, you may still vote and have your vote counted by signing an affidavit of reasonable impediment (or “Photo ID Exception Form”) as to why you have not presented a valid photo ID. The Exception Form can also be used if you have a religious objection to being photographed or are a victim of a recently declared natural disaster.

As an alternative, if you don’t have your ID when you vote, you can still vote and then bring your valid photo ID to your county board of elections by 5 p.m. on the ninth day after Election Day.

If you vote by mail, then you must include a photocopy of a valid photo ID when returning your ballot. You may also complete the Absentee Photo ID Exception Form that is provided with your absentee ballot materials.

A list of all types of ID that can be used for voting is available on the State Board of Elections Voter ID webpage. For information on how to get a free ID, see Get a Free Voter Photo ID.

Curbside voting
Another feature Buncombe County Election Services offers is curbside voting for those who are unable to go inside the precinct due to age or disability. Just pull up to the curbside voting sign, and an election worker will come out and help you.

Need to turn in an Absentee Ballot?
The deadline to return the completed Absentee Ballot is Tuesday, May 14, 2024, at 7:30 p.m. Absentee ballots cannot be returned at polling precincts. Absentee ballots cannot be emailed or faxed. Request forms that are hand delivered to the office at 59 Woodfin Place must be returned only by the voter or the voter’s near relative. Ballots must be received by May 14, 2024, regardless of when they were mailed.

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