NOVEMBER 3, 2020 GENERAL ELECTION
IF YOU ARE NOT REGISTERED TO VOTE IN HAYWOOD COUNTY, AND NEED TO, YOU WILL HAVE TO COME TO ONE OF THE 3 ONE-STOP EARLY VOTING LOCATIONS, AND REGISTER/VOTE IN THE SAME DAY. YOU WILL NEED TO BRING A NC DIRVER LICNENSE OR NC ID CARD WITH YOUR CURRENT ADDRESS ON IT, OR ANOTHER ACCEPTABLE DOCUMENT WITH YOUR CURRENT ADDRESS ON IT. SEE BELOW FOR A FULL LIST OF ACCEPTABLE DOCUMENTS.
THE DEADLINE TO REQUEST AN ABSENTEE BY MAIL BALLOT IS OCTOBER 27
- Any North Carolina registered voter qualified to vote in an election may request and receive a mail-in absentee ballot for any election in which absentee voting is allowed. All registered voters may request an absentee ballot for the November 2020 general election. REQUEST HERE
- No special circumstance or reason is needed to receive and vote a mail-in absentee ballot. REQUEST HERE
- Most voters who want to vote by mail must request a ballot for each election. REQUEST HERE
- Military or overseas voters have special rights under the Uniform and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA). See www.fvap.gov and the Military and Overseas Voters page for more information on military and overseas citizens absentee voting. MILITARY & OVERSEAS ABSENTEE REQUEST
Civilian Absentee By Mail Voting
Any Haywood County registered voter may request an absentee ballot be mailed to them. No excuse is needed to vote this way. To request an absentee ballot, either use the Absentee Ballot Request Portal, or you may also complete the Absentee Ballot Request form and return the original, completed form to our office by Mail, In-Person, FAX, or E-Mail This form must be signed by either the voter or the voter’s near relative/legal guardian. A near relative is considered to be a spouse, brother, sister, parent, grandparent, child, grandchild, mother-in-law, father-in-law, daughter-in-law, son-in-law, stepparent, stepchild, or legal guardian. Absentee request forms may only be returned by the voter, the voter’s near relative or verifiable legal guardian or a Multipartisan Assistance Team. A completed absentee request form must be received by the county board of elections not later than 5:00 P.M. on the Tuesday before Election day.
Military - Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting
Absent uniformed services members (and their eligible dependents) and U.S. citizens living outside the United States may request an absentee ballot under the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA). When requesting a ballot, UOCAVA voters may choose to receive their balloting materials by Mail, FAX, or E-Mail. To request, either use the Online Portal, or you may also download a Federal Postcard Application (FPCA) form and return it to our office by Mail FAX, or E-Mail.
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 2020 Statewide Primary Election, 3 early voting locations will be open. Any registered voter in Haywood County can cast their vote early at any of the 3 locations below between February 13 and February 29.
Haywood County Senior Resouce Center located at 81 ELMWOOD WAY in Waynesville in the building next to our office. Driving Directions.