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United Way is committed to the idea that when citizens give, advocate and volunteer, our community is stronger. Voting is one way to advocate. This page offers resources and links to educate you on issues and the voting process in general. Should you have questions, please contact ronkatz327@gmail.com or call 828-768-4559.

Voting Information and Resources

 
Election Day is November 5th this year. In Buncombe County, unless you live in Weaverville or Woodfin where there are municipal elections, there are no elections this year. This is not a time to become complacent, though, and here are three things all can do:
  1. Check that you are registered under your current name and current address. Go to the Voter Search page of the North Carolina Board of Elections and follow the prompts. If for some reason you are not listed or the information is not accurate, go to the Buncombe County Board of Elections at 77 McDowell Street to update your registration. 
  2. Learn about and make sure you have a valid photo ID for 2020 elections. Starting next year, all will have to provide such an ID to get a ballot. Visit the NC Board of Elections for the information you need.
  3. Redistricting reform has become an important issue. There have been numerous court cases in the last few years in both North Carolina and other states that have questioned how districts have been drawn. The term gerrymandering has become more well known, but: What is gerrymandering? + How does it affect our impact in and trust with elections? 
** Here are three short videos that offer perspective: Gerrymandering Explained, What is Gerrymandering?, and Gerrymandering. These are all free to use and share.