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

The Ashe County Board of Elections’ 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.

NOTICE OF GENERAL ELECTION ASHE COUNTY BOARD of ELECTIONS

A General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 3, 2020 in Ashe to vote in the following contests: President and Vice President, US Senate, US House of Representatives (District 5), NC Governor, NC Lieutenant Governor, NC Attorney General, NC Auditor, NC Commissioner of Agriculture, NC Commissioner of Insurance, NC Secretary of State, NC Superintendent of Public Instruction, NC Treasurer, NC Supreme Court Chief justice Seat 1, NC Supreme Court Associate Justice Seat 2, Seat 4, NC Court of Appeals Judge Seat 4, Seat 5, Seat 6, Seat 7, Seat 13, NC State Senate, District 45, NC House or Representatives District 93, NC District Court Judge District 23 Seat 4,  Ashe County Board of Commissioners, Ashe County Board of Education and Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor.   

Voters will not be required to show photo ID for elections held in 2020. Federal and state courts have temporarily blocked North Carolina’s voter photo ID requirement from taking effect until further order of the courts. 

Polls will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the day of the election, Tuesday, November 3.  One-stop early voting will be held at the Ashe County Agricultural Services Building, at 134 Government Circle, Jefferson, NC.   One-stop early voting will be open from Thursday, October 15 until Saturday, October 31. Ashe County’s One Stop schedule is listed on the Board of Elections website at “ashecountygov.com”. Canvass will be held in the Ashe County Board of Elections office at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 13. 

Absentee voting by mail is available. Requests for an absentee ballot must be made on an absentee request form (available on the State Board of Elections website and, at the county board of elections office, and must be received in the Ashe County Board of Elections office or any one-stop early voting site by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 27, 2020. Completed request forms may only be returned in-person to the Ashe County Board of Elections office by the voter, the voter’s near relative or verifiable legal guardian, or by a Multipartisan Assistance Team, or delivered by the U.S. Postal Service or designated delivery service (DHL, FedEx, or UPS). Absentee voting requires the voter to complete an application on the return envelope that must be witnessed by one qualified person. Completed absentee ballots must be returned to the Ashe County Board of Elections by 5:00 p.m. on Election Day (ballots received by mail after this time will be considered timely if they are received by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 6, and postmarked on or before Election Day). Voters may receive assistance voting a mail-in absentee ballot from a near relative or verifiable legal guardian, or by a qualified person of their choice if a near relative or legal guardian is not available. If the voter resides in a facility such as a nursing home, and the voter’s near relative or legal guardian is not available, the voter or the facility can arrange to have the county board of elections schedule a visit by a Multipartisan Assistance Team to provide assistance and serve as a witness. 

All persons who are registered to vote with the Ashe County Board of Elections may vote in this election. Persons who are not already registered to vote in the county must register by Friday, October 9 to be eligible to vote in this election. Voters who are not registered in the county by that deadline may register and vote during one-stop early voting only, and will be required to provide documentation of their identity and residence.  Voters who fail to timely make a change to their name or address in the county must update the information when presenting to vote, and may be required to vote a provisional ballot.    

Voters voting in person are entitled to assistance by an election official, or, if assistance is needed due to disability or illiteracy, by a qualified person of their choice. Voting sites are accessible to all voters.  Curbside voting is available for voters who are not able to enter voting sites. 

Persons with questions about registration, polling places, early voting, absentee ballots, a Multipartisan Assistance Team visit to a facility, or other election matters may call the Ashe County Board of Elections Office at 336-846-5570. 

                                                                                                Patricia Beaver, Chairman

                                                                                                Ashe County Board of Elections

 

Absentee Board Meeting for 9/29/2020:  You may watch by clicking the following link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83904313393?pwd=NFRvdjVZdEFnUzk2S2N0WW1SemV6Zz09.  You can call in by dialing 888-788-0099, when asked for a meeting ID enter 839 0431 3393 followed by the # key.  When asked for a participant ID, press the # key and you will be joined to the meeting.

Absentee Board Meeting for 10/6/2020: You may watch by clicking the following link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85636601627?pwd=TmJkNDZSZGF1Y1FDeXVGeHhYREpzUT09.  You can call in by dialing 888-788-0099, when asked for a meeting ID enter 856 3660 1627 followed by the # key.  When asked for a participant ID, press the # key and you will be joined to the meeting.

Absentee Board Meeting for 10/13/2020:  You may watch by clicking the following link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85285194444?pwd=R0dmYlBORFN2U3FuY1JjbDg3K3hVdz09.  You can call in by dialing 888-788-0099, when asked for a meeting ID enter 852 8519 4444 followed by the # key.  When asked for a participant ID, press the # key and you will be joined to the meeting.

Absentee Board Meeting for 10/20/2020:  You may watch by clicking the following link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81566056272?pwd=cGNLM0gyYWxwRHZMcXFRRHZDVUxwUT09.  You can call in by dialing 888-788-0099, when asked for a meeting ID enter 815 6605 6272 followed by the # key.  When asked for a participant ID, press the # key and you will be joined to the meeting.

Absentee Board Meeting for 10/27/2020:  You may watch by clicking the following link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87831482048?pwd=MGVuSldVS2YrMFhDbGF4VjZCNkVXUT09.  You can call in by dialing 888-788-0099, when asked for a meeting ID enter 878 3148 2048 followed by the # key.  When asked for a participant ID, press the # key and you will be joined to the meeting.

Absentee Board Meeting for 11/2/2020:  You my watcch by clicking the following link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84848464501?pwd=a21rcjVTVjFpVFE4RFRGRzlvcDdXQT09.  You can call in by dialing 888-788-0099, when asked for a meeting ID enter 848 4846 4501 followed by the # key.  When asked for a participant ID, press the # key and you will be joined to the meeting.

Ashe County One-Stop No Excuse Absentee Voting

Early Voting

Thursday, October 15th – Saturday, October 31st

Location & Hours

Ashe County Agriculture Building

Physical Address: 134 Government Circle, Jefferson, NC 28640

(First Floor Conference Room)

Board of Elections Phone Number: (336) 846-5570

Thursday, October 15th – Friday, October 16th – 8:00am – 7:30pm

Saturday, October 17th – 8:00am – 6:00pm

Monday, October 19th – Friday, October 23rd – 8:00am – 7:30pm

Saturday, October 24th – 8:00am – 6:00pm

Monday, October 26th – Friday, October 30th – 8:00am – 7:30pm

Saturday, October 31st – 8:00am – 3:00pm

Download a copy of the Official Election Notice by clicking here.

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

Download a copy of the NC Absentee Ballot Request Form by clicking here. 

** Voter Registration for the November 3rd General Election will close on Friday, October 9th at 5:00 pm.

If you are unable to find the answer to your question on this page, please email us at asheelections@ashecountygov.com.