To request a paper copy of the voter registration application, or to change your party affiliation, your address, or your legal name, you can contact the Buncombe County Board of Elections at 828-250-4200 or 77 McDowell St, Asheville, NC 28801.
Registration forms are also available by mail or at any library in the Asheville/Buncombe Library System and most Buncombe County Social Services agencies.
You must register to vote at your current address at least 25 days before Election Day. October 14th is the deadline this year.
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Not Sure If You Are Eligible?
After felony conviction, citizenship rights are automatically restored in North Carolina after all parts of a sentence are finished, including any probation, or parole. You do not need a special document saying your rights are restored. You just register to vote like any other citizen. If you were registered before your felony conviction, you have to register again because your old registration was revoked.
To register to vote and vote in a North Carolina county, a person must meet the following qualifications:
- Must be a U.S. citizen.
- Must be a resident of the county, and prior to voting in an election, must have resided at his or her residential address for at least 30 days prior to the date of the election.
- Must be at least 18 years old or will be 18 by the date of the next general election. (If 17 years old, persons may register no earlier than 60 days prior to the date of the primary election for the general election.)
- Must not be serving a sentence for a felony conviction (including probation or on parole).
- Must rescind any previous registration in another county or state.