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Voter Registration & Election Information

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Voter ID information for 2016 coming soon; please check back!

Register to Vote

To request a paper copy of the voter registration application, or to change your party affiliation, your address, or your legal name, contact:

Buncombe County Board of Elections
77 McDowell Street
Asheville, NC 28801
Phone: 828-250-4200

You may also download a voter registration form here. After completion please mail your Voter Registration form to your local county board of elections office at the address above.

Not sure if you're registered?

Click here (mobile-friendly) or here to check to see if you are registered in Buncombe County.

Registration forms are also available by mail or at any library in the Asheville/Buncombe Library System and all of the following agencies:

Social Services (Work First, Food Stamps, Medicaid, Services for the Blind); Department of Health (Women, Infants and Children/WIC); Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services; Vocational Rehab; Governor's Advocacy Council for Persons with Disabilities; Employment Security Commission; Department of Motor Vehicles (when conducting official business)

Acceptable forms of identification include:

NC driver's license utility bill with name and address (phone, gas, electric, cable and/or water are acceptable) bank statement; paycheck or pay stub from employer student photo ID with a document from the school showing the student's name and current address government-issued document (passport, military ID, property or tax bill, auto registration, birth certificate, hunting license)

To be eligible to vote in North Carolina, you must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Be 18 years old by the date of a general election
  • Be a legal resident of Buncombe County and North Carolina for 30 days by the date of the next election
  • Have had citizenship rights restored, if ever convicted of a felony. (Note that 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 If you were registered before your felony conviction, you have to register again because your old registration was revoked.)

Voter Information

Vote411 Election Information You Need

The League's Vote411 system offers you everything you need to know about voting in Buncombe County, and so much more!

Just go to to:
-Find out more information about the candidates on your ballot!
-Find out which districts you're in and where to go to vote!
-Request an absentee ballot....and so much more!

VOTE411 is your one-stop shop to register to vote, request an absentee ballot, find your polling place, find out which districts you are in, learn about the candidates on your ballot, and much more!

Beginning in October, we'll have a detailed online voter guide for local candidates available through the Vote411 system.