Early & Absentee Voting

Early & Absentee Voter Information

Early Voting

Residents of Clay County will be able to vote in person early at the Clay County Board of Elections.
Clay County Board of Elections Office
75 Riverside Circle, Suite 3
Hayesville, NC 28904

When (for NC 2024 General Election):
October 17 – Nov 2, 2024
Monday-Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

If you are not currently registered, you may register and vote the same day during the Early Voting period of an election. You must bring photo ID and proper identification to verify your residency. To learn more about same day registration and voting CLICK HERE.

Vote by Mail (i.e. Absentee Voting)

Follow these 5 steps for absentee voting

  1. Fill Out The State Absentee Ballot Request Form As Soon As Possible
  2. Return The State Absentee Ballot Request Form by Mail, Fax (828-389-3757), Email (rhall@claync.us) or Returning it to Clay County Board of Elections office, 75 Riverside Circle, Suite 3, Hayesville, NC 28904
  3. Receive and fill out your Absentee Ballot. 
  4. Return by mail or return to Clay County Board of Elections
  5. Check if your ballot was accepted is on the North Carolina Board of Elections website.

Learn detailed information at the Clay County Board of Elections Absentee Voting Page. Request a ballot at the NC State Board of Elections ballot portal.