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Yes, those are legitimate. Several voter related agencies and party affiliates are sending out absentee request forms using their mailing lists. Feel free to fill that out and send it back to us. If you prefer one from the Board of Elections, call us and we will take care of you.
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Call our office at 828-764-9010. We will verify that you are registered to vote and that your address is correct. We will then send you a request form in the mail. Fill that out and return it to us.
Unfortunately, we cannot track requests that are sent out. Once we receive your filled-out request, it is entered into the system and then we can verify that it has been returned.
Absolutely. Along with your absentee ballot request, we will send you a registration form to fill out and send back to us. It is imperative that the registration form be returned ASAP. Last day for new registrations is October 9th at 5pm
October 27th at 5:00 P.M. for registered voters
If returned by mail, can be postmarked November 3rd (Election Day) and received in our office by November 6th. In person drop offs must be done by November 3rd (Election Day) at 5:00 P.M.
We will start mailing out ballots on September 4th.
Yes. Simply tear up the ballot that you receive in the mail. You can go to any of the early voting sites or your designated election day polling location.
In the general election, you may vote for anyone on the ballot. It is not party specific. That only applies in primary elections (i.e. March 2020).
The absentee ballot request does not require a witness. However, once you receive your actual ballot, you will have to have 1 (one) witness on the return form. (This exception is valid for the November 3rd election only at this time)
No. Those must either be mailed back to us or returned to a staff member in the office or a poll worker at a precinct. May be returned by the voter or a near relative
No. We do not mail out any confirmations after receiving your request. You may call our office to confirm though.