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 Notice from the Yancey County Board of Elections
Starting 8:30 am Monday, March 23 the Yancey County Board of Elections will be closed to the public until further notice, but the office staff will continue working. The action was adopted unanimously by the Board in a meeting on Thursday, March 19th.
Voter Registration Forms and Absentee Request located in the office vestibule.
All forms can be mailed to :
PO Box 763, Burnsville, NC 28714 or placed in the drop box located in the office vestibule.
Official Election Notice from the Yancey County Board of Elections
Below is a link to the official notice of an election to be conducted in Yancey County on 03/03/2020. 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.
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:
Yancey County Board of Elections Filing Period for 2020 Elections
The filing period for the 2020 Elections will start on December 2, 2019 at 12 noon and will end on December 20, 2019 12:00 noon. Soil and Water filing period will begin on June 8, 2020 at 12 noon and will end on July 2, 2020 at 12 noon.
Important Yancey County voting precinct changes
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.