GRAHAM COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS
Director – Teresa Garland Email
P.O. Box 1239
18 Court Street
Robbinsville , NC 28771
Phone: 828-479-7969, Fax: 828-479-4264
The Graham County Board of Elections is responsible for conducting all elections in Graham County and keeping up to date all voter registration information. The County Board arranges for a polling place in each precinct, advertises elections, prepares ballots, and issues absentee ballots. All information is made available to the State Board of Elections.
BOARD OF ELECTION MEMBERS
Billy Ditmore, Chairman
Lowell Crisp, Secretary
Juanita Colvard, Member
East Ward: Graham County Courthouse – 12 N. Main Street
West Ward: Graham County Community Center – 196 Knight Street
Stecoah Precinct: Stecoah Community Center – 30 Loyd & Lydia Drive
Tapoco Precinct: Santeetlah Community Center – 4497 Tapoco Rd
GRAHAM COUNTY VOTER STATISTICS as of 3/21/2012 are as follows:
Democrat voters: 2,432
Republican voters: 2,798
Unaffiliated voters: 1,357
CLICK HERE to download the North Carolina Voter Registration Application. Click on Voter Registration on the left and then click on Voter Registration Forms. To register to vote in North Carolina, a person must sign a voter declaration attesting that:
- I am a U.S. citizen.
- I will have been a resident of North Carolina and this county for 30 days before the election.
- I will be at least 18 years old by the next general election.
- I am not registered nor will I vote in any other county or state.
- If I have been convicted of a felony, my rights of citizenship have been restored.
Opportunities to register to vote in North Carolina
Agencies. Voter registration programs are actively conducted through many agencies in this State. If a person is applying for or receiving benefits from any of the participating agencies or programs, a voter registration transaction is available during the conduct of any business with that office. The following programs and agencies are currently participating in the agency voter registration program:
- Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC)
- Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
- Food Stamps
- Services for the Blind
- Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services
- Vocational Rehabilitation
- Governor’s Advocacy Council for Persons with Disabilities
- Employment Security Commission
Deadlines to register to vote in North Carolina
The deadline to register to vote in this State is 25 days before the day of the election. Forms that are received by the county board of elections office or postmarked by the deadline are accepted as valid applications for the upcoming election. Also, 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 county board of elections of their precinct and polling place assignments.
If a North Carolina resident has missed the 25 day deadline for voter registration, he/she may register and vote during One-Stop Absentee Voting. CLICK HERE for information on How to Register and Vote During One-Stop Absentee Voting.
Absentee voting is comprised of two methods by which registered voters may cast ballots other than the traditional method of appearing in person and casting a ballot on
the day of the election. These methods are as follows:
- Absentee by Mail
- Absentee One-Stop
Click here for the absentee ballot request form (Updated: 1/27/2014)
The deadline for persons to register in order to be eligible to vote in the November General election is 5:00 p.m. on the twenty-fifth day before the election, if submitted in person. If registering by mail, it must be postmarked at least 25 days before the election (N.C. Gen. Stat. §163-82.6 (c1, 2)). A prospective voter must be registered to vote in the county in which he or she is attempting to vote.