2021 MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS
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.
If you DO NOT have a NC Driver License or NC DMV-Issued ID Card, you will need to submit a voter registration application, in order to register or update your existing registration. DOWNLOAD THE FORM
Absentee-By-Mail Voting in 2021
Any North Carolina registered voter may request, receive, and vote a mail-in absentee ballot. No special circumstance or reason is needed to vote by mail in North Carolina.
For municipal elections 2021, there are two ways any North Carolina voter can request an absentee ballot:
- Online at the ABSENTEE BALLOT REQUEST PORTAL.
- On paper with an NC Absentee Ballot Request Form.
Absentee-By-Mail Dates and Deadlines
Absentee-By-Mail Date or Deadline
Oct. 3, 2021: County boards of elections may begin mailing absentee ballots for November municipal elections to eligible voters who submitted an absentee ballot request form.
Oct. 26, 2021: Deadline for civilians to submit an absentee ballot request form for the November municipal elections.
Nov. 2, 2021: Civilian absentee ballot return deadline and Election Day for November municipal elections.
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 in 2021.
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.