Midterm General Election Update: Buncombe County 4 p.m. Election Day Voter Count

Press release from Buncombe County:

The Midterm General Election is today, and the polls have been open since 6:30 a.m. As of 4 p.m., 30,762 voters turned out, bringing the in-person voter total to 101,133. During early voting, 70,371 voters cast their ballots. At this time, 6,474 absentee-by-mail ballots have been processed, and they will continue to be processed through the canvass period. Voting has gone smoothly at the County’s 80 precincts.

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 766 people followed by Pole Creek Baptist Church with 754 voters. Those who haven’t voted yet can check the wait counts here.

At 7:30 p.m., results will begin posting here. The earliest results will include those who voted early or submitted absentee ballots that have been processed, and as preliminary results come in from the County’s 80 precincts, the numbers will be updated.

The polls in Buncombe County are open until 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.

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.

Absentee Ballots
The deadline to return the completed absentee ballot was Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, at 5 p.m. Absentee ballots must have been postmarked on or before Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, and need to be received by Monday, Nov. 14, 2022.

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