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REGULAR BOARD MEETING - TUESDAY, MARCH 14
SOME UPCOMING, IMPORTANT DATES
CANDIDATE FILING FOR THE FOLLOWING OFFICES…
CANTON ALDERMEN, CLDYE MAYOR & ALDERMEN, WAYNESVILLE MAYOR &
ALDERMEN, MAGGIE VALLEY MAYOR & ALDERMEN
BEGINS AT 12:00 PM ON FRIDAY, JULY 7
ENDS AT 12:00 PM ON FRIDAY, JULY 21
See the tab below for more information about Candidate Filing.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6 - ABSENTEE BY MAIL BALLOTS BEGIN TO BE MAILED
You must submit a request form to receive an ABS by Mail Ballot. See the tab below on ways to
submit a request form.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13 - VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE
Be sure to register or update your existing registration by 5:00 PM on October 13. See the tab below to register or update your registration. To find out if and where you are registered, use this VOTER LOOKUP TOOL
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19 - IN-PERSON EARLY VOTING BEGINS
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4 - IN-PERSON EARLY VOTING ENDS
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7 – ELECTION DAY
- Register or Update Existing Registration
- In-Person Early Voting
- Vote By Mail
- Election Results
- Candidate Filing
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Need to Register to Vote or Change Your Existing Voter Registration?
In partnership with the NC DMV, North Carolina residents can now register to vote online or update their existing voter registration, as long as they have a NC Driver License or NC DMV-issued ID Card. This is a FREE service. Follow the numbered steps below after clicking on the link below. Again, there is no fee for this service.
Again, do the following steps after clicking on the link below…
- click on Continue as Guest
- click on Submit a Voter Registration Application
- under Record Look-Up, enter your info, then click Submit.
- Follow the remaining steps to complete your application.
CLICK HERE to Register or Update Existing Registration
If you DO NOT have a NC Driver License or NC DMV-Issued ID Card, you will need to submit a voter registration application, either by mail, or in-person, to our office, located at 63 Elmwood Way # A, Waynesville, NC 28786 DOWNLOAD THE FORM
One-Stop Absentee Early Voting
One-Stop Absentee Early Voting (commonly known as "early voting") allows any registered voter to cast their ballot in person on select days prior to Election Day. This shouldn’t be confused with Absentee By Mail voting. One-stop (Early Voting) is considered "Absentee" because any vote not cast on Election Day is referred to as "Absentee Voting". Any Haywood County registered voter can vote One-Stop (Early Voting) at our Early Voting sites. The purpose of Early Voting is to provide a convenient way for citizens to cast their ballot in person, who otherwise may not be able to make it to their regular polling location on Election Day.
For the 2022 General Election, 3 early voting locations will be open. Any registered voter in Haywood County can cast their vote early, in-person at the following locations...
Haywood County Senior Resource Center located at 81 ELMWOOD WAY in Waynesville in the building next to our office.
CLICK HERE FOR A ONE STOP EARLY VOTING SCHEDULE
Civilian Absentee-By-Mail Voting
Any North Carolina registered voter may request, receive, and vote a mail-in absentee ballot. No special circumstance or reason is needed. Registered voters in North Carolina must request an absentee ballot with an official N.C. Absentee Ballot Request Form. If need be, a near relative can make the request for you. A near relative is defined by the state of NC as a Spouse, Brother/Sister, Parent/Stepparent, Mother/Father-in-law, Child/Stepchild, Son/Daughter-in-law, Grandparent/Grandchild. There are two ways to access and submit the form:
1) Online using the N.C. Absentee Ballot Portal.
2). On paper with the English N.C. Absentee Ballot Request Form for 2022 (non-fillable print-only PDF) or the Spanish N.C. Absentee Ballot Request Form for 2022 (fillable PDF).
Track your absentee-by-mail ballot through the mail: Once you have requested your absentee ballot, you can track its status from printed to accepted by signing up online for status notifications through BallotTrax.
Military and Overseas Voting
The federal Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) allows certain voters an expedited means to register and vote by mail-in ballot. Find more information at Military and Overseas Voting.
Accessible Absentee Voting
If you are a blind or visually impaired voter in North Carolina, you can request, mark, and return an accessible absentee ballot online through a system that is compatible with screen readers and that allows for a digital or typed signature. Learn more at Accessible Absentee Voting.
If you live at a facility such as a hospital, clinic, or nursing home, find details about receiving assistance with mail-in voting and other services provided by a multipartisan assistance team (MAT) at Assistance for Voters in Care Facilities.
Detailed Instructions to Vote By Mail
Voting by mail in North Carolina takes three simple steps — requesting, completing, and returning a ballot. Find more information at Detailed Instructions to Vote By Mail
CLICK HERE FOR ELECTION RESULTS
You can do more than just vote! Complete the online application and receive information about becoming a paid Precinct Official today.
It takes more than 150 paid, dedicated volunteers to operate Haywood County polling places each election.
These people are your friends, co-workers, and neighbors who volunteer days of paid service to ensure you can cast your ballot on Election Day.
We need your help, too! More Precinct Officials are needed in your neighborhood. Do your part to provide voting opportunities in your community.
About the Board of Elections
Each county in North Carolina has a Board of Elections. It is a five-person bipartisan board appointed every two years by the State Board of Elections. County Board members take an oath and begin their two-year terms on the Tuesday following the third Monday in July in odd-numbered years.
Responsibilities of the Haywood County Board of Elections
The Board of Elections is responsible for conducting all elections held in Haywood County. The Board administers, locally, State election laws. Principal functions include establishing Election precincts and voting sites; appointing and training precinct officials; preparing and distributing ballots and voting equipment; canvassing and certifying the ballots cast in Elections; and investigating any voting irregularities. It maintains voter registration, voting records, and provides public data on voters and Elections.