Early voting continues through Oct. 30

Beat the rush and vote early in the 2010 election! On Monday, Oct. 18, early voting opens at 14 locations around Buncombe County, from the Board of Elections’ downtown location to points east, west, north and south
One-Stop locations include:

  • Avery’s Creek Community Center, 899 SE Glenn Bridge Rd.
  • ABCCM-ACTS Building, 1401 East Tunnel Rd.
  • Biltmore Square Mall, 800 Brevard Rd.
  • Black Mountain Branch Library, 105 N. Dougherty St.
  • Buncombe County Training Center, 199 College St.
  • Fairview Branch Library, 1 Taylor Rd. in Fairview
  • Kenilworth Presbyterian Church, 139 Kenilworth Rd.
  • Leceister Branch Library, 1561 Alexander Rd.
  • North Asheville Branch Library, 1030 Merrimon Ave.
  • Oak Forest Presbyterian Church, 880 Sand Hill Rd.
  • South Buncombe Branch Library, 260 Overlook Rd.
  • Swannanoa Fire Department, 510 Bee Tree Rd.
  • Weaverville Town Hall, 30 S. Main St.
  • West Asheville Branch Library, 942 Haywood Rd.

To see the latest Election 2010 articles, videos and blog posts by Mountain Xpress, click here. And stay tuned: In our Oct. 27 issue, we’ll feature the candidates’ answers to hot questions in several key races.

From the Buncombe County Board of Elections:

There Are Three Ways to Vote Early!

One Stop: Beginning the third Thursday before an election a voter can vote in person at an early voting location. Please call 250-4200 for details about the early voting location nearest you.

Written Request: Send a written request to:  Mary Harrill, Board of Elections, PO Box 7468, Asheville, NC 28802. Be sure to include your name, address, phone number, date of birth and the address where the ballot should be mailed if different from your residential address. The written request must be signed by the voter in order to receive a ballot.

Requests may be submitted annually for all elections within the calendar year. The desire for an annual request must be notated and on the written request.

Absentee Request Form: Do you need to help a near relative get a ballot who is away at college or is housebound and is unable to travel?

Request it now by sending an email to: absenteeballot.request@buncombecounty.org

Near Relative Request: You can request an absentee ballot if you are the voter’s spouse, brother, sister, parent, grandparent, child, grandchild, mother-in-law, father-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, stepparent, stepchild, or verifiable legal guardian. Note: No one with Power of Attorney is allowed to request an absentee ballot for a voter unless he or she is the voter’s near relative or verifiable legal guardian.

Overseas Voting: For information on voting overseas check out the Federal Voting Assistance Program website or the Overseas Vote Foundation.


About Margaret Williams
Editor Margaret Williams first wrote for Xpress in 1994. An Alabama native, she has lived in Western North Carolina since 1987 and completed her Masters of Liberal Arts & Sciences from UNC-Asheville in 2016. Follow me @mvwilliams

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