The Board of Elections conducts municipal, county, state and Federal elections in compliance with the election laws of North Carolina and with supervision from the North Carolina State Board of Elections.
The State Board of Elections appoints a five-member board and a Director of Elections for the County. In 1996, the National Voter Registration Act caused many changes in voter registration, such as allowing the public to register when they apply for their drivers’ licenses, at public libraries, at the Employment Security Commission or at any public assistance agency.
Upon request, the Board of Elections can supply information on disks and by hardcopy. The Board of Elections strives to operate as up to date as possible and with a minimum cost to the taxpayer.
Meeting Notice from the Yancey County Board of Elections
The Yancey County Board of Elections will hold an in-person meeting to conduct a mandatory state wide recount beginning at 9:00 am on Tuesday, November 24, 2020. The recount will be for the office of Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. This meeting will stay in session until the counting is complete.
Election Security Information
The North Carolina State Board of Elections has information about Election Security.
Visit the following link for 10 Facts About Election Security in North Carolina
Voter ID Requirements
Please Note the Following Change of Voter ID Policy
Voters will not be required to show photo ID for the March 3, 2020 primary election. In a December 31 order, a federal district court blocked North Carolina’s voter photo ID requirement from taking effect. The injunction will remain in place until further order of the court.
The link below contains the most recent information:
Cane River precinct voters will no longer vote at Bald Creek Elementary School. The new location is West Yancey Fire Station
Due to the closure of Bee Log Elementary School, Egypt precinct voters will be voting at the Ramseytown Fire Station with the Ramseytown precinct voters.