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Board of Elections

Swain County Board of Elections

How to Register and Vote During One-Stop Absentee

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.

To vote during One-Stop Absentee Voting, a resident must fill out a voter registration application and prove residency by providing appropriate identification with current name and current address. The new registrant may vote ONLY at a One-Stop Absentee Voting Site in the county of registration during One-Stop Absentee Voting and not on Election Day.

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

Acceptable forms of identification include:

  • • A utility bill with name and current address
  • • A North Carolina driver's license with current address
  • • A telephone or mobile phone bill
  • • An electric or gas bill
  • • A cable television bill
  • • A water or sewage bill

• A document with name and current address from a local, state, or U.S. government agency:

  • • A passport
  • • A government-issued photo ID
  • • U.S. military ID
  • • A license to hunt, fish, own a gun, etc.
  • • A property tax bill
  • • Automotive registration
  • • Certified documentation of naturalization
  • • A public housing or Social Service Agency document
  • • A check, invoice, or letter from a government agency
  • • A birth certificate
  • • A student photo ID along with a document from the school showing the student's name and current address
  • • A paycheck or paycheck stub from an employer or a W-2 statement
  • • A bank statement or bank-issued credit card statement
  • Proof of residence does not include any piece of mail addressed to the voter.

  • If you cannot supply acceptable Proof-of-Residence, your registration form cannot be processed until the required information is provided.


Board of Elections
Hannah Smith

MaryK Buranosky

Jim Nations

Jeramy Shuler

Linda Sawyer

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

Mailing Address:
PO Box 133
Bryson City, NC 28713

Judy Allman
Anna Fuller
Deputy Director
Phone 828-488-6177
Fax 828-488-6463

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