Press release from Buncombe County:
UPDATE: Due to an error by communications staff, the total in-person number previously listed was incorrect. The correct number is reflected below in bold.
The Midterm General Election is today, and the polls have been open since 6:30 a.m. As of 2 p.m., 24,543 voters have turned out, bringing the total to 94,914 people who have now cast their votes in person in Buncombe County. During early voting, 70,371 voters cast their ballots. At this time, 6,287 absentee-by-mail ballots have been processed. Voting has gone smoothly at the County’s 80 precincts, with no reports of significant incidents.
You can see a breakdown of how many people have voted today at each precinct here. There are 210,146 registered voters in Buncombe County.
So far, Pisgah Elementary School has experienced the highest voter turnout with 660 people followed by Pole Creek Baptist Church with 626 voters. Those who haven’t voted yet can check the wait counts here.
Buncombe County will also release voter count numbers at 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. No ID is needed to vote.
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, Nov. 8, 2022, at 5 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. Absentee ballots also may be mailed to P.O. Box 7468 Asheville, NC 28802. Ballots must be postmarked on or before Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, and received by Monday, Nov. 14.
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