The mission of the Haywood County Board of Elections is to provide the highest level of professional standards to ensure accurate, honest, and fair elections through accountability and integrity and to provide all citizens our services in the most efficient, effective, and timely manner. Additionally, voter registration and maintenance of current voter records are one of the core components of the Elections Office. Regular Board Meetings are held the second Tuesday of every month at 8:30 AM.
Our office is located in Waynesville off of HWY 276, RUSS AVE about a ½ of a mile from Kmart, just below Maple Tree Veterinary Hospital. Our typical office hours are 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM Monday – Friday (except for holidays). Click Here for Driving Directions
The voter registration deadline is October 13, 2017 by 5:00 PM for the upcoming Municipal Elections to be held November 7, 2017. Early Voting will begin October 19, 2017.
The 2017 Municipal Election will be held on November 7, 2107. One-Stop (Early Voting) will begin October 19, 2017. Canton, Clyde, & Maggie Valley will be 3 municipalities conducting elections this year. Only registered voters who live within their respective town/city limits will be eligible to vote. Contests in these jurisdictions will be..
Town of Canton – Mayor
Town of Canton – Alderman (2 seats)
Town of Maggie Valley – Alderman (2 seats)
Town of Clyde – Alderman (2 seats)
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One-stop Absentee voting (commonly known as "early voting") allows any registered voter to cast their ballot in person on select days prior to Election Day. This shouldn’t be confused with Absentee By Mail voting. One-Stop (Early Voting) is considered “Absentee” because any vote not cast on Election Day is referred to as “Absentee Voting”. Any Haywood County registered voter can vote One-Stop (Early Voting) at our Early Voting sites. The purpose of Early Voting is to provide a convenient way for citizens to cast their ballot in person, who otherwise may not be able to make it to their regular polling location on Election Day.
One-Stop Early Voting in Haywood County begins on October 19, 2017 at 8:30 AM and will end on November 4, 2017 at 1:00 PM. One-Stop Early Voting will be held at the Haywood County Senior Resource Center located at 83 ELMWOOD WAY in Waynesville in the building next to our office. Click Here for Driving Directions
Any Haywood County registered voter may request an absentee ballot be mailed to them. No excuse is needed to vote this way. To request an absentee ballot complete the State Absentee Ballot Request form and return it to our office by Mail, FAX, or E-Mail. The form may only be signed by the voter or the voter’s near relative or legal guardian. A near relative is considered to be a spouse, brother, sister, parent, grandparent, child, grandchild, mother-in-law, father-in-law, daughter-in-law, son-in-law, stepparent, stepchild, or legal guardian. Absentee ballots will be available October 6, 2017 for the upcoming Municipal Election. The last day to request an Absentee Ballot is Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 5:00 PM.
Absent uniformed services members (and their eligible dependents) and U.S. citizens living outside of the United States may request an absentee ballot under the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA). When requesting a ballot, UOCAVA voters may choose to receive their balloting materials by Mail, FAX, or E-Mail. Download a Federal Postcard Application (FPCA) form and return it to our office by Mail, FAX, or E-Mail.
If a near relative would like provide notification of the death of a Haywood County registered voter, please download a Notification of Deceased Voter form and return it to our office. Upon confirmation of the voter, we will remove the voter from the list of registered voters. This form may only be completed by a near relative or personal representative of the deceased voter’s estate. A near relative is considered to be a spouse, brother, sister, parent, grandparent, child, grandchild, mother-in-law, father-in-law, daughter-in-law, son-in-law, stepparent, stepchild, or legal guardian.
If a registered voter would like to cancel his or her voter registration, download a Cancellation of Voter Registration form and return it to our office. Upon submission of this form, we will remove the voter from the list of registered voters. Requested information will only be used to ensure that we are removing the correct voter. This form can only be completed by the voter and should be completed as thoroughly as possible. Be sure to sign/date the form.
Candidate Filing will begin Friday, July 7 at 12:00 PM (Noon) and will end on Friday July 21, 2017 at 12:00 PM (Noon). Candidates will need to file their Notice of Candidacy during this time. Filing Fees are $10 for Maggie Valley candidates and $5 for Canton & Clyde candidates. After filing, each candidate will then have 10 days to file their initial required Campaign Finance documentation. For information concerning Campaign Finance please visit the North Carolina State Board of Elections website.