Yelton critical of early voting sites

The Buncombe County Board of Election should spread its early-voting locations farther out into the county, especially northern Buncombe County, said state-senate candidate Don Yelton in a Friday, March 12, press conference.

Five of the county’s eight early-voting sites are located within the Asheville city limits, according to Yelton, a candidate for the N.C. Senate seat held by Sen. Martin Nesbitt. The one northern early-voting site — UNCA — means residents in the Woodfin, Weaverville, Jupiter, Barnardsville and Red Oak communities still face a long drive to vote, according to Yelton. He has secured permission to use the Jupiter Volunteer Fire Department as an early voting site starting April 19, he added. Early voting for the May 4 primary election starts April 15 and goes through May 1.

“The goal today was just to let the Board of Elections know there’s another site out there” available for early voting, Yelton said.

The early voting locations are: the Buncombe County Training Center on College Street; the Reuter Center at UNCA; a parks-and-recreation building on Gashes Creek Road; and branch libraries in Fairview, Leicester, South Asheville, West Asheville and Black Mountain. Xpress has contacted the elections office to ask for a response to Yelton’s criticism.

Go to the Buncombe County Board of Elections Web site for more information about this year’s elections.

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18 thoughts on “Yelton critical of early voting sites

  1. Mitch

    “As if this will help mr Yelton get elected!”

    He’s sleazy enough to fit right in.

  2. Don Yelton

    no they do not like the library as they have problems with handicapped entrance according to the folks involve.

    ashevillian and Mitch I did not do this to get elected, I did this for all of the country folk that do not like to come downtown and see just how bad it has gotten and since you are so good at thinking I am sleazy what have you done for your fellow man today.

    PS I do use my complete name and have the guts to not hid my identity behing some phrase on single name.

  3. Mitch

    What did I do today for my fellow man? I fight government corruption, corporate greed, and conservative activists every day.

  4. JWTJr

    The left is all about voter outreach programs as long as everyone they register is a Democrat.

  5. Piffy!

    [b]The left is all about voter outreach programs as long as everyone they register is a Democrat. [/b]

    the “left” is not necessarily synonymous with the Democrats. In addition, you say this as if the ‘right’ are out there actively getting traditional ‘left’ demographics registered? Please.

  6. JWTJr

    In this case they are. Name a national org that remotely rivals the attempts the left uses to register Democrats – ACORN

  7. Piffy!

    [b]In this case they are. Name a national org that remotely rivals the attempts the left uses to register Democrats – ACORN [/b]

    So, you are against voter registration? I’m not surprised.

    You people sure are frightened by voter registration. Why do you hate Democracy?

  8. JWTJr

    I guarantee this … more Tea Party types will vote independent than Coffee Party types.

  9. Piffy!

    [b]I guarantee this … more Tea Party types will vote independent than Coffee Party types. [/b]

    And again with the dichotomous thought.

    again, JWT, why are you scared of voter registration? Why do you hate Democracy?

    [b]So how does one “vote independent” in North Carolina? [/b]

    It means nothing when the only candidates are and entire national political scene is controlled by R’s or D’s.

  10. JWTJr

    You guys are so polarized you can’t see out of your own political terrarium. Not every candidate is a donkey or an elephant.

  11. JWTJr

    You know … all the people the donkeys don’t want participating in the NC political process?

  12. Piffy!

    [b]You guys are so polarized you can’t see out of your own political terrarium. Not every candidate is a donkey or an elephant. [/b]

    This from the guy who thinks attacking the Democrats is a good defense for Republican’s actions.

    [b]You know … all the people the donkeys don’t want participating in the NC political process? [/b]

    Is that some sort of defense for why you hate voter registration?

  13. Piffy!

    [b]You guys are so polarized you can’t see out of your own political terrarium. Not every candidate is a donkey or an elephant. [/b]

    And those unaffiliated candidates for state level in 2010 are…?

  14. Ken Hanke

    I guarantee this … more Tea Party types will vote independent than Coffee Party types.

    Perhaps that’s because more Coffee Party types realize that a vote for an independent candidate is, more often than not, a vote that will have no impact on the outcome — and, in fact, is probably a vote against what they’re after.

  15. Good for you Don, Kudos. Though I wish you were running for county commission again instead of the state, that is where the elitist zoning is.

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