Xpress answers common questions about voting in the 2020 general election, including where to find your sample ballot, how to vote by mail and if identification is required at the polls.
With fewer than seven weeks left until Election Day, the team at Buncombe County Election Services is prepared to ensure that every county resident can vote safely and securely.
Pandemic conditions, rumors about problems with mail-in voting, how to get a ballot, how soon to send it in, confusion about photo ID rules and many other concerns addressed in this NC voting in 2020 FAQ.
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After internal disagreement among the Buncombe County Board of Elections members, the North Carolina State Board of Elections has accepted a proposal for 11 early voting locations. Local board member Jake Quinn championed the continued use of the Grant Center to ensure access for the African-American community in the area.
“In order to give a gloss of public approval to voter discrimination by Republicans, this time they want a state constitutional amendment to require the photo ID.”
Early voting for the May 8 primary in Buncombe County begins Thursday, April 19 and will extend through Saturday, May 5. Voters in Buncombe County can cast a ballot at one of eight sites.
A brief roundup of Buncombe County news featuring a recap of the Board of Adjustment meeting and information about early voting.
Early voting is underway as of Thursday, Oct. 20. Find out when and where you can early vote in Buncombe County.
Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine spoke on Wednesday afternoon on the UNC Asheville campus, urging citizens to turn out for early voting.
“I applaud the Board of Elections for hearing our calls for campus locations and including early voting sites at UNCA and A-B Tech.”
Election Day isn’t until tomorrow, Tuesday, Nov. 4, but thousands of Buncombe County voters have already gone to the polls. The percentage of local residents who voted early was relatively high this year despite a new state law that reduced the number of days it was available. This year 41,746 Buncombe residents voted early, compared […]
After months of dueling campaign advertisements and debates, voters across the state will be able to cast ballots starting today, Thursday, Oct. 23. Early voting runs through Saturday Nov. 1; Election day is Tuesday Nov. 4. Western North Carolina voters this year have a chance to weigh in on a lengthy list of local and […]
Early voting begins today for local municipal elections, including the Asheville City Council and mayoral races. Photo by Caitlin Byrd.
Early voting began yesterday with its highest turnout yet, as 6,512 people showed up to cast their ballots at 18 locations around Buncombe County. (photo by Bill Rhodes)