Campaign calendar

• Until May 3: Unregistered residents may still get themselves on the rolls and vote during One-Stop Early Voting (through 1 p.m., May 3) at the following locations (bring ID with address): Asheville Senior Opportunity Center on Grove Street; Biltmore Square Mall; the Buncombe Election Services Office; Carver Community Center in Black Mountain; Weaverville Town Hall; and the Fairview, Leicester, North Asheville, South Buncombe and West Asheville libraries. Handicapped voters may use curbside Early Voting at Buncombe County Election Services, 189 College St.

• May 1: The Buncombe County Republican Party hosts the final Republican Gubernatorial Candidates Debate before the primary at the YMI Cultural Center, 39 S. Market St. in Asheville, 7 to 9 p.m., preceded by a reception from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. A panel of community and state leaders, including Errington Thompson and former Buncombe GOP Chairman Bill Fishburne, will question the candidates before opening the meeting to questions from the audience.

• May 1: Republican candidates for Buncombe Board of Commissioners will speak at the Blue Ridge Republican Women’s Club. Dinner is at 6 p.m., and the program will begin at 7 p.m. The event takes place at the Corner Stone Restaurant, 102 Tunnel Road, Asheville.

• May 1: Meet and Greet with U.S. Senate candidate Jim Neal at Asheville Pizza & Brewing Co., 77 Coxe Ave., 6 to 8 p.m. For info, call (919) 544-1136.

• May 1: Hillary Meetup at Atlanta Bread Company on Merrimon Avenue, 7 p.m. For info, contact 684-5281.

• May 2: Rep. Susan Fisher, candidate for N.C. House, hosts a Cinco de Mayo fundraiser from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Coleman Place, 36 Montford Ave., Suite 302 in Asheville. Authentic Mexican dinner and live music; $25 ($10 for students). Contact

• May 3: Last day for Early Voting with same-day registration (see details above).

• May 4: Buncombe Board of Commissioners candidate Holly Jones hosts a celebration to thank supporters and prepare volunteers for May 6. The party is from 3 to 5 p.m. at French Broad River Park. For info, call 281-4804.

• May 6: Primary election.

This is our final Campaign Calendar before the Primary. See you for the General Election in the fall!


Before you comment

The comments section is here to provide a platform for civil dialogue on the issues we face together as a local community. Xpress is committed to offering this platform for all voices, but when the tone of the discussion gets nasty or strays off topic, we believe many people choose not to participate. Xpress editors are determined to moderate comments to ensure a constructive interchange is maintained. All comments judged not to be in keeping with the spirit of civil discourse will be removed and repeat violators will be banned. See here for our terms of service. Thank you for being part of this effort to promote respectful discussion.

One thought on “Campaign calendar

  1. Nelda Holder

    The following candidate event information was received after our publication date for this issue (April 30).

    • May 3: Pre-Primary Party hosted by Democratic candidate Avram Friedman, running for the N.C. House, District 119, at Poteet Park in downtown Sylva, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Bring a dish to share. For info, call 226-9186.

    • May 6: The Friedman for N.C. House Campaign will host a primary night, election-returns party for Avram Friedman at the 553 Restaurant pavillion, 553 Main St., Sylva. For info, call 226-9186.

Leave a Reply

To leave a reply you may Login with your Mountain Xpress account, connect socially or enter your name and e-mail. Your e-mail address will not be published. All fields are required.