Press release from Buncombe County:
The Primary Election is today, and the polls have been open since 6:30 a.m. As of 2 p.m., 12,695 voters have turned out bringing the total to more than 37,000 people who have now cast their votes in Buncombe County. More than 24,500 voters took advantage of early voting. You can see a breakdown of how many people voted at each precinct here.
As of 2:44 p.m., three precincts have yet to report their updated numbers. Currently, First Born Baptist Church has experienced the highest voter turnout with 304 people followed by Murphy-Oakley Community Center with 287 voters. Those who haven’t voted yet can check the wait counts here.
Buncombe County will release additional voter count numbers at 4:30 p.m. At approximately 7:30 p.m., election results including Early Voting and absentee ballots received so far will be announced. When available, results will be posted here.
Polls Open Until 7:30 p.m.
Polls in Buncombe County are open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. As long as voters are in line by 7:30 p.m., they 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.
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 17, 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, May 17, 2022 and received by Friday, May 20.