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.

Important Dates from the Yancey County Board of Elections

Absentee Voting by mail begins September 4 (We are accepting requests now)
Voter Registration Deadline is October 9, 2020 at 5:00 pm
Last day to request an absentee by mail is October 27, 2020 at 5:00  pm
Election Day is November 3. Polls will open at 6:30 am and close at 7:30 pm


OCTOBER 15TH 8:00 AM – 7:30 PM
OCTOBER 16TH 8:00 AM – 7:30 PM
OCTOBER 17TH 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
OCTOBER 19TH 8:00 AM – 7:30 PM
OCTOBER 20TH 8:00 AM – 7:30 PM
OCTOBER 21ST 8:00 AM – 7:30 PM
OCTOBER 22ND 8:00 AM – 7:30 PM
OCTOBER 23RD 8:00 AM – 7:30 PM
OCTOBER 24TH 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
OCTOBER 26TH 8:00 AM – 7:30 PM
OCTOBER 27TH 8:00 AM – 7:30 PM
OCTOBER 28TH 8:00 AM - 7:30 PM
OCTOBER 29TH 8:00 AM – 7:30 PM
OCTOBER 30TH 8:00 AM – 7:30 PM
OCTOBER 31ST 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Official Election Notice from the Yancey County Board of Elections

Below is a link to an official notice of an election to be conducted in YANCEY County on 11/03/2020. This notice contains a list of all of the ballot measures and federal, State, and local offices this county expects, as of this date, to be on the ballot on the date of the election.

North Carolina Official Election Notice


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:

 North Carolina Voter ID Policy



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.



Our Location

 Our offices are located in the Yancey County Courthouse on the Burnsville Town Square

Yancey County Government
110 Town Square
Burnsville, NC 28714