2021 MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS
NOVEMBER 2, 2021
Although the Haywood County Board of Elections will conduct Municipal Elections this year, only voters who reside in within the town limits of Canton, Clyde, or Maggie Valley may vote in the 2021 Election. These voters must have lived within the municipality for at least 30 days before Election Day.
SEATS UP FOR RE-ELECTION
CANTON MAYOR ZEB SMATHERS
CANTON ALDERMEN – 2 SEATS KRISTINA SMITH
CLYDE ALDERMEN – 2 SEATS FRANK LAY, II
MAGGIE VALLEY ALDERMEN – 2 SEATS CLAYTON DAVIS
FILING FEE FOR MAGGIE VALLEY SEATS - $10
FILEING FEE FOR CANTON & CLYDE SEATS - $5
CANDIDATE FILING BEGINS
FRIDAY, JULY 2 @ 12:00 PM
CANDIDATE FILING ENDS
FRIDAY, JULY 16 @ 12:00 PM
ABSENTEE BALLOTS BEGIN TO BE MAILED
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2021
ONE-STOP EARLY VOTING
Will begin the week of October 13 and end the weekend of October 30. Check back later for exact dates/times.
REGISTERING TO VOTE
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 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 Resouce Center located at 81 ELMWOOD WAY in Waynesville in the building next to our office. Driving Directions.