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Absentee By Mail Ballot Requests Increase – Transylvania County, NC


Last updated 9/21/2020 at 3:21pm

Pictured from left to right are the Transylvania County Elections Office staff: Madeline Dierauf, Jacolyn Campbell, Rachel Hall, Karen Henderson, Deputy Director of Elections Laura Owen and Director of Elections Jeff Storey.

Jeff Storey said preparing for an election during a pandemic has been "quite challenging," including seeing significant increases in absentee by mail voting requests and needing more space for voters to cast their ballots safely.

Storey, Transylvania County's director of elections, made the comments during a presentation during the Board of Commissioners' recent meeting.

There are three basic methods of voting: absentee by mail; early voting, which begins on Oct. 15 and election day voting on Nov. 3.

In 2016, the county had 754 absentee by mail returns, which represented 2.9 percent of...

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