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Residents Have Until Friday To Register To Vote – Transylvania County NC


October 13, 2016

Transylvania County residents not currently registered to vote must do so by Friday 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 Friday.

If an application is received after the deadline, the application may still be timely if mailed and postmarked on or before Oct. 14.

Otherwise, the application will not be processed until after the election.

Registration forms are available online at http://www.transylvaniaelec or at the Election Center, 150 S. Gaston St., Brevard, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Individuals who register at the N.C. 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 your voter registration information or status, call the Election Center at 884-3114 or visit http://www.tran or

Absentee-by-Mail Ballots

Absentee-by mail voting has begun. To receive a mail-in absentee ballot for the General Election, a voter or a 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 Election Center or on the website. Requests for absentee-by-mail ballots must be received by 5 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 1.

Voted absentee-by-mail ballots must be returned to the Election Center or postmarked by 5 p.m., Nov. 8, in order to be counted.

Same Day Registration

Persons who are not registered in a Transylvania County may register to vote during the one-stop early voting period beginning Oct. 20.

This process is called “Same-Day Registration.”

Same-day registrants must attest to their eligibility and provide proof of residence. A voter attests to their eligibility by completing a voter registration application and affixing their signature under penalty of a Class I felony, after which they must prove their residence by presenting any of the following showing the voter’s current name and current address:

•North Carolina driver’s license;

•Other photo identification issued by a government agency;

•A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or other government document showing the voter’s name and address; or

•A current college/university photo identification card paired with a current roster prepared by the college/university and transmitted to the county board of elections office, which lists all students residing in campus housing facilities.


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