Register To Vote

Register to Vote

To Qualify to Vote in Clay County North Carolina, you must be: 

  • A  United States citizen.
  • A resident of North Carolina and this county 30 days prior to the election. 
  • 18 by the next general election.
  • Not registered to vote in another state or county.
  • If you were a convicted felon with a completed sentence, your rights have been reinstated. 

Voters must be registered 25 days prior to the election unless using Same-Day One-Stop registration and voting.
In a partisan primary, voters affiliated with a political party may only vote their party’s ballot and may not vote in another party’s primary.

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Register to vote online at It is simple and you can do it right by clicking the button below.


Voter Registration Transaction is available through your local DMV, public library, high school, government social services, and many more community organizations.

Fill out the form

Fill out a voter registration form and return it to the Clay County Board of Elections office
75 Riverside Circle, Suite 3
Hayesville, NC 28904

Same-Day One-Stop

Same-Day Registration is available at the Clay County Board of Elections office
75 Riverside Circle, Suite 3
Hayesville, NC 28904

Bring one of the following to verify your residency 

  • North Carolina driver’s license;
  • Other photo identification issued by a government agency;
  • A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document showing the voter ‘s name and address; OR
  • A current college/university photo identification card paired with a current roster prepared by the college/university and transmitted to the county board of elections office, which lists all students residing in campus housing facilities.

Any government-issued photo identification card is acceptable, so long as the card bears the registrant’s current name and current address. Such cards may be expired, but the name and address must be current.

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