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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)
A citizen votes. Always.
Early voting declined slightly from the last Asheville City Council primary, according to figures from the Buncombe County Board of Elections. This year, 1,171 citizens cast their ballots early. In the last primary, in 2009, 1,229 people voted early.
In Buncombe County, 35,246 voters cast their early ballots, and most were Democrat and white, with an average age of 59, according to data gathered by the Civitas Institute’s Carolina Transparency Project. In nearby Henderson County, the average age was 64, and most early voters were Republican. Read more…
photo by Margaret Williams