2021 MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS
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NOVEMBER 2, 2021 MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS
Although the Haywood County Board of Elections will conduct Municipal Elections this year, only voters who reside within the town limits of Canton, Clyde, or Maggie Valley are eligible to vote in the 2021 Election. If you pay a water bill to the Town of Canton, Clyde, or Maggie Valley, then you are most likely eligible to vote in this years Municipal Election. You must have lived within the municipality for at least 30 days before Election Day.
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
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 2021 Municipal Elections, 1 early voting locations will be open. Any registered voter in Haywood County, who lives within the town limits of Canton, Clyde, or Maggie Valley, can cast their vote early, in-person at the following location...
Haywood County Senior Resource Center located at 81 ELMWOOD WAY in Waynesville in the building next to our office. Driving Directions.
If you’re unsure whether you live within town limits, ask yourself, “do I pay a water bill?” If you do, then you most likely live within town limits.