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

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.


Electioneering Boundary Lines

Board of Elections

Bryson City #1

Bryson City #2

Alarka #3

Almond #4

Whittier #5

Election News

This is a notice of a possible recount between Rick Bryson and Tom Hill. Tom Hill has suggested that he is going to call for a recount and has two days after canvass to request it in writing to the State Board of Elections. If a recount is called for it will be conducted at the Swain County Board of Elections office Wednesday June 15th, 2016 at 12:00 noon.

Filing for the Swain County Soil and Water District Board of Supervisors election will begin at 12 noon on June 13th, 2016 and end at 12 noon on July 1st, 2016. Candidates may file at the Swain County Board of Elections office. The filing fee $5.00

Notice Of Congressional Primary Election (PDF)

2016 Primary Voter Guide (PDF)

2016 Primary Election Date 03/15/2016 (PDF)

Register Candidate Committee (PDF)

Primary 2016 Election Schedule (PDF)

Master Election Schedule (PDF)

State Board of Elections begins public comment hearings on voter ID rules. Announcement PDF

Elections results website.

The State of North Carolina has recently passed new voter laws. Please visit the NC State Board of Elections website at for more information.

New Voter ID Requirements in North Carolina (pdf)
This document explains the new forms of acceptable identification required to vote starting in 2016 according to the Help America Vote Act.

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
Bill Dills
William Shuler
Board Member

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