Transylvania County Board of Elections



On July 29, a panel of 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.

The district court order is available here. Please check back at this website for updates as they become available.

Date Time Event Info
2016 Board Meeting Dates / Times
​September 9, 2016 ​First day to send absentee ballots by mail
October 14, 2016 ​5:00 PM Deadline Voter Registration Deadline for November General Election
October 20, 2016 Early Voting begins Times/Locations
November 1, 2016 ​​5:00 PM Deadline Deadline to request an absentee ballot
​November 5, 2016 ​1:00 PM Early Voting Ends
November 8, 2016 ​6:30 AM - 7:30 PM Election Day - General Election
November 18, 2016 ​11:00 AM County Canvass
Transylvania County Board of Elections