County Residents Must Register To Vote By Oct. 10 - Brevard NC


Transylvania County residents not currently registered to vote must do so by Oct. 10 to participate in the upcoming general election.

This deadline also applies to registered voters needing to update their registration record, such as change of address or name.

The registration application must be received by Oct. 10.

If an application is received after the deadline, the application may still be timely if mailed and postmarked on or before Oct. 10. Otherwise, the application will not be processed until after the election.

Registration forms are available at or at the Transylvania County Board of Elections Office, 221 S. Gaston Street, Brevard, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Individuals who register at the NC Division of Motor Vehicles or another voter registration agency will be considered registered based upon the date of when the application is given to the agency. As long as this date is on or before the voter registration deadline, then the application will be deemed timely.

To check voter registration information or status, call the Board of Elections at 884-3114 or visit the website.

Absentee-by-mail Ballots

Absentee-by-mail voting has begun. To receive a mail-in absentee ballot for the general election, a voter or voter’s near relative or legal guardian must submit a state absentee ballot request form to request the ballot.

Request forms are available at the Board of Election Office or on the website.

Requests for absentee-by-mail ballots must be received by 5 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 28. Voted absentee-by-mail ballots must be returned to the Board of Elections office or postmarked by 5 p.m., Nov. 4, in order to be counted.

Other Key Dates

The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 4. Polls are open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Voters cast their ballot at their precinct polling location on that day. All voters in Transylvania may vote early at either of two one-stop sites in the county beginning Thursday, Oct.23.

The library’s Rogow Room and the Rosman Town Hall will be open for voting weekdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Neither site will be open on Sundays.

Early voting ends Saturday, Nov.1.


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