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Your guide to the 2022 election in Asheville and Buncombe County

Here’s what we’re voting on in 2022 — from Asheville City Council seats and county bonds to the mayoral election.

Buncombe County election 2022

Ten-year old resident Polly Crutchfield designed this year’s “I Voted” sticker.

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Today is the big day — and we’ve done the Googling so you don’t have to. To make voting as easy as possible, we’ve curated need-to-know information about how and where to vote, along with what we’re voting on — from Asheville City Council seats and bonds to the mayoral election. 👇

Are you registered?

First things first, make sure you’re eligible + registered to vote.

Find your polling location + sample ballot

Buncombe County polling places will be open on Tues., Nov. 8 from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Pro tip: As long as you are in line by 7:30 p.m., you will have the chance to vote.

Unsure where to go? You can request voter information that provides your registration status, polling location + sample ballot.

What are we voting on?

In Asheville, you’ll be voting on a mayor, Asheville City Council seats, and school board seats. And throughout Buncombe County, residents will vote on Board of Commissioners seats, a sheriff, school board seats, two bond referendums, and more.

See guides for the following local races — the majority which are from Mountain Xpress’ 2022 General Election Voter Guidebelow.

Asheville elections

Asheville City Council | Choose among six candidates for three open seats.

Asheville Mayor | Choose between incumbent Esther Manheimer and Asheville City Councilwoman Kim Roneythe other four candidates were eliminated in the primary.

Asheville City Board of Education | Choose four of these candidates to serve on Asheville’s first-ever elected city school board.

Buncombe County elections

Bond Referendums | Vote yes or no on two proposed bonds. The first would borrow $30 million to conserve open space and create greenways; the second would authorize $40 million to support the creation of more affordable housing.

Buncombe County Board of Education | All residents served by Buncombe County Schools will vote for all three district races — however, those served by Asheville City Schools will not cast ballots in these races.

Buncombe County Board of Commissioners | Voters who reside in Districts 1, 2, or 3 will vote in one of these respective races.

Buncombe County Sheriff | Choose between incumbent Quentin Miller, Jeff Worley, or Tracey DeBruhl.

Buncombe County Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Supervisors | Choose two of these three candidates: Anthony Cole, Alan Ditmore, and Sara Nichols.

NC House, Senate + Supreme Court

Each ballot will have one NC Senate district race and one NC House district racethe races depend on where voters live.

NC House of Representatives Districts 114-116 | Vote for one seat in one of these elections, depending on your district.

NC Senate Districts 46 and 49 | Vote for one seat in one of these elections, depending on your district.

NC Supreme Court | Vote to fill two open seats (out of of seven) on the NC Supreme Court.

US Senate + House

US House of Representatives | Choose between Jasmine Beach-Ferrara, David Adam Coatney, or Chuck Edwards to represent District 11 in Congress.

US Senate | Choose between Cheri Beasley, Ted Budd, Matthe Hoh, Shannon Bray, or Michell Lewis to represent our state in the Senate.