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. Register to vote. A policy change for North Carolina is now in place that provides an opportunity for many to update their voter registration or register to vote online. Check out the details here.
3. Put Together Your Plan to Vote. This link provides ways to get your questions answered about voting and important information to help you prepare to vote.
4. COVID-19’s impact on the elections. The NC Board of Elections has created this webpage that offers the latest information on the upcoming election.
5. Learn about the candidates ahead of time. A good online website is Vote411. This website now includes candidate listings for all races on your ballot with background information and responses to questions when candidates completed their survey. Simply enter your address and follow the prompts. Also, here is a report on candidates running for the NC General Assembly in WNC prepared by Carolina Jews for Justice- West. It highlights two significant issues-- healthcare and drawing districts after the U.S. Census is completed.
6. Pledge to Vote: Voter turnout is crucial in a democracy. If you don’t vote, you let others decide who will represent you. Visit "You Can Vote" and complete their form to receive brief, timely emails to prepare you for the general election in November.