You have reached the Ashe County Board of Elections Website. We hope you find useful information that helps to better educate you in the election process.

The Ashe County Board of Election's duty is to conduct fair, honest, and impartial elections so that all citizens have the chance to exercise their right to vote. The Board of Elections is responsible for conducting all elections including federal, state, county, municipal and special referenda. The Ashe County Board Of Elections operates in accordance with North Carolina General Statutes, Chapter 163.

Voters will now be asked to present a valid photo identification when voting in person. If you do not have a valid photo ID card, you may obtain one from your county board of elections prior to the election, through the end of the early voting period. If you do not have a valid photo ID card on Election Day, you may still vote and have your vote counted by signing an affidavit of reasonable impediment (or “Photo ID Exception Form”) as to why you have not presented a valid photo ID. The Exception Form can also be used if you have a religious objection to being photographed or are a victim of a recently declared natural disaster. As an alternative, if you don’t have your ID when you vote, you can still vote and then bring your valid photo ID to your county board of elections by 5 p.m. on the ninth day after Election Day (or the sixth day after Election Day for September or October local elections). If you vote by mail, then you must include a photocopy of a valid photo ID when returning your ballot. You may also complete the Absentee Photo ID Exception Form that is provided with your absentee ballot materials. A list of all types of ID that can be used for voting is available on the State Board of Elections Voter ID webpage. For information on how to get a free ID, see Get a Free Voter Photo ID.

To see the election results please click on the following link:  NC SBE Contest Results

To request a North Carolina Absentee Ballot please click on the following link: North Carolina Absentee Ballot Portal (ncsbe.gov)

Download a copy of the Voter Registration Form by clicking here.

Ashe County Board of Elections will hold a monthly board meeting on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 10:00 a.m. in the Elections office. 

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