The deadline to register to vote in North Carolina is 25 days before the day of the election. Forms received by the Haywood County Board of Elections office or postmarked by the deadline are accepted as valid applications for the upcoming election. Also, local human service agency and DMV voter registration transactions that are completed by the deadline are accepted as valid for the upcoming election. Applicants will be notified by the Haywood County Board of Elections of their precinct and polling place assignments.
All completed voter registration forms for Haywood County residents should be mailed or hand delivered to the Haywood County Board of Elections, 63 Elmwood Way, Suite A, Waynesville, NC 28786. If a registration deadline is approaching, information may be faxed to (828) 452-6750 providing the original documents are later mailed.
Voter Registration & Party Affiliation
There are three recognized political parties in North Carolina: Democratic, Republican and Libertarian. Voter registration applicants may choose one of these political parties when completing a voter registration application, or they may choose not to register with a political party affiliation. In this case, the voter’s party affiliation will be designated as Unaffiliated. North Carolina has a semi-closed primary system. In a partisan primary, voters who are affiliated with a political party may only vote the partisan ballot for the party for which they are affiliated; they are closed from voting in another party’s primary. Unaffiliated voters may vote in any one recognized party’s primary. In a General Election, all voters who are assigned to a precinct will receive the same ballot style and may vote for the candidate(s) of their choice, regardless of the candidate(s) party affiliation. There is no longer straight-party voting in North Carolina. Voters must make a separate selection for each contest separately.
Absentee voting allows registered voters to vote on a day other than Election Day. There are three types of absentee voting in in North Carolina. Click the links below for more information.
Removing a Deceased Family Member from the Voter Rolls:
If you are a near family member (Spouse, Brother, Sister, Parent, Grandparent, Child, Grandchild, Mother-In-Law, Father-In-Law, Daughter-In-Law, Son-In-Law, Stepparent, or Stepchild) of a voter who has passed, you may download the form and mail, fax, or e-mail it to Haywood County Board of Elections, 63 Elmwood Way, Suite A, Waynesville, NC 28786.