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

Bryson City #1

Bryson City #2

Alarka #3

Almond #4

Whittier #5

Election News

Elections results website.

The Swain County Board of Elections will meet October 21st at 3:00 pm and again at 5:00 pm at the Board of Elections office.

One-stop (Early Voting) for the General Election will begin on October 23rd and will end on November 1st. There will be two one-stop voting sites. The first one will be at the Board of Elections office located at 1422 Highway 19 South Bryson City NC 28713 and the second one will be at the Birdtown Recreation Center located at 1212 Birdtown Road Cherokee NC 28719. Schedule Link

09-05-14 Absentee Voting By Mail begins
10-10-14 Voter registration Deadline for General Election
10-23-14 One-Stop voting begins
10-28-14 Last day to request an Absentee ballot by mail
11-1-14 One-Stop voting ends at 1:00 pm

2014 General Election Notice (pdf)

2014 Official Election One Stop Voting Locations (pdf)

2014 Official Election Law Changes, Press Release (pdf)

2014 Election: Swain County Polling Places

2014 Official Election Notice for Swain County (pdf)

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
Mark Tyson
   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