Your guide to voting in the 2024 primary election in Buncombe County

See what’s on the ballot, when + how to vote, and important information for Election Day in the Land of the Sky.

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Here’s all you need to know ahead of Election Day.

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The 2024 primary election in Buncombe County is fast approaching, and on Tuesday, March 5, it will be time again to go to the polls. The President, NC Governor, Buncombe County Board of Commissioners, Asheville City Council, and more will be on the ballot — so here are a few things to know before you vote.

Important dates

Mark your calendar so you don’t miss a deadline.

Prepare for the polls

Eligible voters can register by printing out this form and mailing it or delivering it in person to the Buncombe County Election Services office. If mailed, the form must be postmarked by Friday, Feb. 9 and delivered by Wednesday, Feb. 14.

If you already have an NC driver’s license or ID, you can register to vote online. You can also register and vote with same-day registration during early voting (you’ll just need a valid ID and proof of residency).

Pro tip: NC’s Voter Search Tool is a quick way to check your voter status, find your polling location, and peruse your sample ballot.

Cast your vote

If you’re planning to vote early, you can cast a ballot at any of the county’s 11 early voting locations. Check out the schedule + locations. Pro tip: When early voting opens, the County will provide a wait map, which shows how long wait times are at each location.

On Election Day, the polls will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., and as long as you’re in line by 7:30, you’ll get to cast a vote. Unlike early voting, you will have to vote at your assigned polling location. Curbside voting will be available for anyone unable to go inside.

Don’t forget: You’ll need a valid photo ID to vote. You can get one for free through the Board of Elections or the DMV.