Notice of Primary Election
Macon County North Carolina
A Primary Election will be held in Macon County Tuesday, March 3rd 2020. The polls will be open Election Day from 6:30am-7:30pm. All 15 polling locations in Macon County will be open on Election Day. Curbside voting is available for voters who are unable to physically enter the polling location. There will be NO voting at the Macon County Courthouse on Election Day, you must go to your polling location to vote. If you do not know your polling location, please contact the Board of Elections office and they can assist you with that information.
All voters may participate in a Primary Election. If you are not registered to vote, you may register at the Board of Elections office, located in the basement of the Macon County Courthouse, or contact the office and one can be mailed to you, or you may go to the website, maconnc.org, and print one, fill it out and mail it in to the office. The voter registration deadline is February 7th , 2020 at 5:00pm. If you miss this deadline you can register to vote, and vote in the same day during early voting with the proper documents.
Early voting will begin on Thursday, February 13th , 2020 and will end on Saturday, February 29th , 2020. There will be 2 locations for early voting: the Macon County Community Building (1288 Georgia Rd, Franklin, NC) and the Highlands Civic Center (600 N. 4th Street, Highlands, NC). The hours for early voting will be Monday-Friday 8:00am-7:30pm for both locations. Both locations will be open on the last Saturday, February 29, 2020 from 8:00am-3:00pm.
Absentee Voting by mail will begin on Monday, January 13th , 2020 and will end on Tuesday, February 25th , 2020. Any voter can submit a completed, required State Absentee request form and your Election ballot and instructions will be mailed to you. The required State Absentee request form can be found on the Board of Elections website or you may contact the Board of Election office 828-349-2034 and one can be mailed to you, or you may go to the Board of Elections office and fill one out in person.
Absentee meetings will be held in the Board of Elections office on February 11th, February 18th, and February 25th at 5:00pm. Absentee ballots will be approved on March 3rd at 5:00pm but will not be made public until 7:30pm. A Canvass meeting will be held on Friday, March 13th, 2020 at 11:00am. Canvass is a meeting in which Provisional ballots are counted and the Election results are made official.
If you have any questions in regards to the above information, or other Election matters, please contact the Board of Elections Office at 828-349-2034. The office hours are Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm.