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

Click HERE to download the 2021 Meeting Schedule.  All meetings will now be held by conference call. You may call in at 828-479-7690 to listen in.

UOCAVA Election Notice

Municipal Notice of Candidacy

2020 General Election Sample Ballot

2020 Buffer Zones for Polling Places

Board of Elections Meeting Schedule 2020

2020 General Election Schedule of Absentee Meetings

2020 General Election Absentee Instructions

2020 General Election One-Stop Voting Location Change

2020 General Election One-Stop Voting Press Release

2020 Official General Election Notice

2020 NC Absentee Ballot Request Form

2020 Primary Election Notice

Notice of 2nd Primary Election – June 23, 2020

Board of Elections Schedule of Absentee Meetings June 2020

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.

Until further order of the court, voters are not required to show photo ID. The law was enjoined by a federal district court on December 31, 2019. This page will be updated if new information becomes available.

Juanita Colvard, Chairman
Teresa Eller, Secretary
Lowell Crisp, Member
Billy Dittmore, Member
Keith (Beefy) Rogers, 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 11/3/2020 are as follows:
Democrat voters: 1,412
Republican voters: 2,916
Unaffiliated voters: 1,726
Libertarians: 24
Total: 6,078

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
  • Medicaid
  • 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: July 2021)

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.


Notification of Deceased Voter Form
2018 Buffer Zones
2018 Primary Election NC Absentee Ballot Request Form
2018 Primary Election Republican Sample Ballot - East Ward
2018 Primary Election Democrat Sample Ballot - East Ward
2017 General Election Sample Ballot - West Ward                                                                                 2017 General Election Sample Ballot - Tapoco                                                                                         2017 General Election Sample Ballot - Stecoah                                                                                         2016 General Election Sample Ballot
2016 General Election Notice
5/4/2010 Election Candidate Filing List
NORTH CAROLINA Election Results
2008 Primary & General Election Results
2006 Primary & General Election Results
2004 Primary & General Election Results


Election Board Meeting Dates – 2021