Buncombe County absentee ballots: Dates, procedures and other Important Information

Press release from Buncombe County:

Residents of Woodfin, Weaverville, and the Woodfin Water and Sewer District are eligible to vote in the upcoming municipal election on Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021. People who are interested in casting an absentee ballot should make confirm voter registration by using theNorth Carolina’s State Board of Elections Voter Search tool. Once eligibility has been verified, use the below instructions to obtain and return the absentee ballot.

Absentee by Mail:

Any North Carolina voter may request an absentee ballot. If you or someone you know would like to receive their ballot by mail, there are two steps: requesting and returning. All request forms must be received by Buncombe County Election Services by Tuesday, Oct. 26 at 5 p.m.

Requesting Absentee Ballots:

Registered voters must submit an absentee ballot request form either online or by paper.

Online – Fill out and submit the absentee ballot request form online at the absentee ballot request portal. If you are blind or visually impaired and need assistance with the absentee portal, contact Matt Stone, ADA Coordinator, at ADACoordinator@ncsbe.gov, (919) 805-1302, 6400 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-6400.

By Paper – Download and fill out the English N.C. Absentee Ballot Request Form for 2021. The form comes with detailed instructions.

After completing, submit the form to the Buncombe County Elections Services office in person at 50 Coxe Ave., Asheville 28801, or send by mail to PO Box 7468, Asheville 28802. In-person delivery is permitted only by the voter or a near relative.

Special Note: Military and overseas voters can access the absentee request form via this online portal.

Returning your absentee ballot:

Once a 2021 State Absentee Ballot Request Form has been received, an absentee ballot will be mailed to the voter. Absentee ballots must be postmarked on or before Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021 and received by Friday, Nov. 5, at 5 p.m. Hand-delivered ballots must be received in the Buncombe County Elections Services office by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 2 (delivered by voter or near relative only).

If there are additional questions, check out the Frequently Asked Questions, go to www.buncombecounty.org/vote, or call (828) 250-4200.


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