Early Voting 

Early voting begins on the third Thursday prior to Election Day and ends on the last Saturday before the election at 1:00 p.m at the Buncombe County Board of Elections. Schedules may be subject to change. Visit the Board of Elections website for the latest on early voting sites and to see how many people are in line to vote.

Weekdays beginning, Thursday, September 21st – Friday, October 6th  8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 7th 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Buncombe County Board of Elections
Election Services Office
77 McDowell Street, Asheville, NC 28801


Main Site: Buncombe County Board of Elections, 77 McDowell Street, Asheville, NC 28801

Remote Sites:
First Congregational Church (Downtown), 20 Oak St, Asheville 28801
North Asheville Library, 1030 Merrimon Ave, Asheville 28804
West Asheville Library, 942 Haywood Rd, Asheville 28806
South Buncombe Library, 260 Overlook Rd, Asheville 28803
Murphy-Oakley Recreation Center (East Asheville), 749 Fairview Rd, Asheville 28803

Absentee Ballots

Anyone can vote by mail – no reason need be given. If you choose to vote by mail, you must fill out and sign an Absentee Ballot Request Form and mail it to the Board of Elections. They will mail you an Absentee Ballot. You must fill out the ballot in the presence of two witnesses who must complete and sign the envelope in the appropriate place. Then mail the ballot to the Board of Elections with 2 first class postage stamps affixed.

Same Day Registration

If you are not registered to vote by the registration deadline, you may register during early voting only on the same day you vote.  In that case you will have to provide proof of your ID – either a photo ID or a current utility bill, bank statement, govt. check, paycheck, or other govt. document.