NC Voter time: Last day to register is Friday, Oct. 12; early voting starts Thursday, Oct. 18

Voter Information
If you need information about voting (precinct, district, polling place), you may call the Buncombe County Board of Elections at 250-4200, or access it through the N.C. State Board of Elections’ website: or Buncombe County’s BOE website here.

The registration deadline for voting is Friday, Oct. 12, at 5 p.m., unless you use the One-Stop Voting service, which allows you to register and vote in one stop (see below).

One-Stop and Early Voting
Thursday, Oct. 18, to Saturday, Nov. 3 (1 p.m.). Call 250-4200 for location closest to you, or for Buncombe sites, click here.

Absentee Voting
Absentee ballot requests are due Tuesday, Oct. 30, unless you are sick or incapacitated. Ballots are due back at Board of Elections on Monday, Nov. 5. For more information, call 250-4200 or go to the Buncombe BOE website for more information.

Military and Overseas Absentee Voting
Ballots are due by close of polls on Election Day (Tuesday, Nov. 6, 7:30 p.m.); voters may alternatively use a Federal Write-in Absentee Ballot (FWAB). For more information, call 250-4200 or go to the NC BOE website:

Election Day
Tuesday, Nov. 6 — all precincts open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. To find your precinct location, call 250-4200 or go to NC BOE website:

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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