GENERAL ELECTION - NOVEMBER 8, 2022
The County Board of Elections will hold Absentee Board Meeting # 1 on Tuesday, October 4, 2022 @ 10 AM. MEETING AGENDA.
SOME UPCOMING, IMPORTANT DATES
You must submit a request form to receive an ABS by Mail Ballot
VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE
Be sure to register or update your existing registration before the end of the business day on October 14. See the tab below to register or update your registration. To find out if and where you are registered, use this VOTER LOOKUP TOOL
IN-PERSON EARLY VOTING BEGINS
IN-PERSON EARLY VOTING ENDS
- Register or Update Existing Registration
- In-Person Early Voting
- Vote By Mail
- Election Results
- Candidate Filing
- Get Involved
- About Us
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 2022 General Election, 3 early voting locations will be open. Any registered voter in Haywood County can cast their vote early, in-person at the following locations...
Haywood County Senior Resource Center located at 81 ELMWOOD WAY in Waynesville in the building next to our office.
Civilian Absentee-By-Mail Voting
Any North Carolina registered voter may request, receive, and vote a mail-in absentee ballot. No special circumstance or reason is needed. Registered voters in North Carolina must request an absentee ballot with an official N.C. Absentee Ballot Request Form. If need be, a near relative can make the request for you. A near relative is defined by the state of NC as a Spouse, Brother/Sister, Parent/Stepparent, Mother/Father-in-law, Child/Stepchild, Son/Daughter-in-law, Grandparent/Grandchild. There are two ways to access and submit the form:
1) Online using the
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
You can do more than just vote! Complete the online application and receive information about becoming a paid Precinct Official today.
It takes more than 150 paid, dedicated volunteers to operate Haywood County polling places each election.
These people are your friends, co-workers, and neighbors who volunteer days of paid service to ensure you can cast your ballot on Election Day.
We need your help, too! More Precinct Officials are needed in your neighborhood. Do your part to provide voting opportunities in your community.
About the Board of Elections
Each county in North Carolina has a Board of Elections. It is a five-person bipartisan board appointed every two years by the State Board of Elections. County Board members take an oath and begin their two-year terms on the Tuesday following the third Monday in July in odd-numbered years.
Responsibilities of the Haywood County Board of Elections
The Board of Elections is responsible for conducting all elections held in Haywood County. The Board administers, locally, State election laws. Principal functions include establishing Election precincts and voting sites; appointing and training precinct officials; preparing and distributing ballots and voting equipment; canvassing and certifying the ballots cast in Elections; and investigating any voting irregularities. It maintains voter registration, voting records, and provides public data on voters and Elections.