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Swain County Board of Elections

Board of Elections

Contact the County Board of Elections Office for information about:

Voter registration applications
Registration deadlines
Absentee voting
One-Stop Absentee voting
Precinct polling locations
Challenges and complaints
All other questions related to elections
Group classes on how to use a voting machine
Public information including election results, voter lists, sample ballots and other data

Election News

Swain County Board of Elections has posted documents concerning the General Election. Link

Please see the department links on the upper left side of this page for more information on candidates, elections, registering to vote, sample ballots and polling locations.


The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit struck down photo ID requirements and other elections procedures enacted under S.L. 2013-381 and amended by S.L. 2015-103. Barring any alternative outcome on appeal, the following are no longer enforceable:

Photo ID requirement contained in Part 2 of Session Law 2013-381, as amended by Session Law 2015-103;

Removal of preregistration contained in Part 12 of Session Law 2013-381;

Elimination of same-day registration contained in Part 16 of Session Law 2013-381;

Changes to early voting contained in Part 25 of Session Law 2013-381; and

Elimination of out-of-precinct voting contained in Part 49 of Session Law 2013-381.

One-Stop Voting Plan 2018 - This document is a PDF From. It must be downloaded and opened manually in order to view the form.

Absentee Ballot Request Form (pdf)
This is the ONLY form acceptable if you vote by mail. The Swain County Board of Elections cannot accept any written requests.


Board of Elections
John Herrin

Tommy Woodard
Vice Chairman

Bill Bills

Chuck McMahan

Board of Elections Office
1422 US Hwy 19 South
Bryson City, NC 28713

Mailing Address:
PO Box 133
Bryson City, NC 28713

Joan Weeks
Judy Allman
Deputy Director
Phone 828-488-6177
Fax 828-488-6463

Office Hours:
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Monday - Friday